Thursday, December 25, 2008

Homemade Tortillas

This is from Robert Rodriguez 10 Minute Cooking School!

I love these tortillas! 
They are pretty quick and easy to make, and let me tell you, you won't want to eat the store bought rubbery ones again... 

Sin City Tortillas
2 C flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 C lard
3/4 C warm water

Mix flour, baking powder and salt together.
Cut in lard to form a coarse meal.

Slowly add water and mix together gently.

Turn out dough and knead for 2 minutes until smooth and elastic. Add a little flour if necessary. The dough shouldn't be too sticky.

Pinch off 8 golf ball-sized balls. Let dough rest for 20 minutes. 
Cover with damp cloth or paper towels.

Flatten ball by hand and then roll out fairly thin.
I like to roll out all the dough and place them between wax paper sheets.

Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Cook until bubbles start to form and flip, about 1 minute per side.
Don't overcook, or the tortilla won't stay soft and pliable.

Place in a tortilla warmer or plate with towel!

1 comment:

Suzy said...

My daughter Jill & I made these the other night. They were quite good! We couldn't get them to roll out to a nice big tortilla like yours (they kept shrinking back - maybe too much handling?), but that probably kept me from eating too much! We are having fun w/ all the recipes and I love the pictures! Thanks! ~Suzy K.