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  • Tortillas

    Fresh homemade tortillas are easy to make and SO GOOD!


    2 cups flour
    1 teaspoons salt
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/3 cup lard
    1/2 cup (or so) water

    Mix the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Mix in the lard or shortening the flour resembles corn meal. Mixing with your hand is best so you can make sure the dough isn't tough.

    IMAG0270 by wyo_rose, on Flickr

    Mix in the water, a little at a time, and maybe even add a little more until you get a soft dough. Knead the dough for a few minutes until it's nice and pliable. Roll into a nice ball and let it rest, covered for about 20 minutes.

    IMAG0271 by wyo_rose, on Flickr

    Divide the dough into golf ball sized balls, and cover to keep from drying out. Roll out on a floured surface.

    IMAG0273 by wyo_rose, on Flickr

    IMAG0275 by wyo_rose, on Flickr

    IMAG0276 by wyo_rose, on Flickr

    Fry on a hot griddle or skillet turning over when light brown on the bottom and bubbly.

    IMAG0279 by wyo_rose, on Flickr

    IMAG0287 by wyo_rose, on Flickr

    IMAG0289 by wyo_rose, on Flickr

    When finished, wrapped in a clean dish towel to keep warm and supple.

    IMAG0292 by wyo_rose, on Flickr

    Makes 12 6 - 8 inch tortillas.
    Last edited by wyo_rose; 01-08-2011, 12:24 AM. is what it is...

  • #2
    Thanks, I've always wondered how to make those things. Now I'll end up making a huge mess in the kitchen as me + flour = a big no no!!
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    • #3
      what else can be substituted for the lard?


      • #4
        Oh, shortening for sure...if you don't mind the trans fat.

        I was buying the green Crisco - TransFat Free - for awhile, but now it's not in the stores around here. is what it is...


        • #5
          A friend of mine uses this recipe to substitute the lard or Crisco:
          2 cups of white or wheat flour
          1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
          1 tsp. salt
          2 tsp. vegetable oil
          3/4 cup warm water

          Now I think I'm gonna have to make me some egg n Ham breakfast tacos. Good luck and Happy tortilla making to everyone :0)
          'A'a i ka hula kahika, waiho ka hilahila i ka hale.
          "One who wants to dance the ancient dance, must leave their bashfullness at home"


          • #6
            thanks for the recipe. I'm going to try the wheat flour.


            • #7
              Tortillas aren't tortillas if they aren't not made with Farmer John lard from the 5-gallon bucket!!!

              I like the store bought kind better. Josh!

              Why must I feel like that..why must I chase the cat?

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              • #8
                Bite your tongue!!

                I use lard now, cuz you can get the 5 gallon bucket for the same price as one container of Crisco.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wyo_rose View Post
                  Bite your tongue!!

                  I use lard now, cuz you can get the 5 gallon bucket for the same price as one container of Crisco.
                  Yummy, Thanks for sharing,my Mom made these with every meal. I know that it may not be that healthy, but it is good. Made with Lard.LOL


                  • #10
                    Ha! I made these yesterday and didn't even mess it up! I used olive oil, was ok...


                    • #11
                      The best I've had, in terms of retail, are the handmade ones produced at -- of all places -- On the Border on I29 and Barry Road in KCMO.

                      Do I know the recipe? "No."

                      Do they hand fry those puppies to order and bring it to your table?

                      "Oh, yeah."

                      Good stuff.


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