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How To Make Authentic, Homemade Flour Tortillas

I have only one thing to claim concerning flour tortillas: practice. Getting the dough part right is not as well difficult. Below is the traditional flour tortilla dish, gauged in kilos. I converted it to cups for you, yet to get constant outcomes, I would do it a tortillas and consider the active ingredients on a range.

The hardest thing about flour tortillas is to get a round tortilla. Flour tortillas are rolled out with a moving pin, not pressed with a tortilla press. The thinner the tortilla obtains, the even worse the scenario ends up being, and also you do desire your tortillas as thin as possible.


Traditional Tex-Mex chefs are well-known for hand rolling flour tortillas, often times utilizing a repurposed mop handle as a rolling pin. To make round, thin and light flour tortillas you require a correct palote, that is slim and also light as well.

Honestly, that you have actually embarked on the job of making homemade flour tortillas is admirable sufficient to surpass any type of irregular results. Make a game of it. Ask the children exactly what they think of the form of the tortilla to be, like looking for photos in the clouds. You never recognize just what you will certainly see.

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Flour Tortilla Recipe

1 kilo flour (about 7 cups).

2 tsp. baking powder.

1 tbsp. salt.

1/4 kilo vegetable shortening (about 1 1/3 cups).

2 cups hot water.

In a big dish, include the flour, baking powder, salt. as well as minimizing. Knead well with your hands. Add in the water a little at once till you have a smooth dough. Knead the dough for about 90 secs, until elastic. Type the dough right into 40 tiny patties. Return the patties to the blending bowl, and allow to rest for 20 mins. Warm up your griddle.


Have you ever before viewed somebody make tortillas, as well as they use their bare hands for grabbing them off the warm surface area? The secret remains in the side of the comal, or frying pan. If the edge is low as well as graduated, after that the fingers don’t pinch and also grasp the warm tortilla, you just touch it as well as pull it away.

With a rolling pin, present the patties into tortillas, as slim and also round as possible (this takes a lot of technique!). Place tortilla on the hot frying pan. Turn tortilla to cook on the other side after 45 seconds. Flip once again after 45 secs. Flip one more time. The tortilla needs to expand. Take tortilla off the frying pan after 20 seconds and also place in a clean towel to maintain cozy. Continue with the continuing to be dough.


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