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Homemade Tortillas


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  • Yield: 12 tortillas
  • Ingredients
  • 3 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 c cold butter
  • 3/4 c hot water


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Step 1

To begin, combine the flour, salt and baking powder together in a food processor* and give them a quick pulse to mix them. Cut the cold butter into little pieces and drop them in. Pulse the food processor until the butter is cut in and there no pieces larger than a pea. With the processor going, slowly pour in the hot water until it just comes together as a dough. Turn the dough out onto a clean surface and knead it for just a minute until it is smooth. Use a little flour if you need to. Form the dough into a ball, cover it with plastic wrap and let it rest 30 minutes.

Begin heating a dry, clean skillet over medium heat (preferably cast iron.) Cut the dough into 12 equal portions. Roll a portion in a ball and roll it out with a rolling pin, as thin as you can. Carefully place the tortilla in the skillet and cook for 30-45 seconds or until it is just beginning to get brown areas and is dry on the bottom. Turn it over and cook the other side. Place the warm tortilla in towels to keep it warm, and repeat with the remaining tortilla dough portions.



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