Soft and Delicious Flour Tortillas(Part 3 of Sweet Chicken Tortilla Salad)
I forgot to take the picture. The one with the tortilla folded over and looking pliable and soft... But these tortillas can do that- really- I just forgot to take the picture. I think I was in a hurry to get dinner on the table and topped them too quickly but I hope this pic shows how really wonderful they are. Here is a picture of them in a meal.
See? Soft, delicious.You won't want to go back to store bought after trying these. If it seems like it is time consuming then the best thing to do is make them up when you do have time and freeze them in batches of how many you use. They come out of the freezer great. ( I take them out of the plastic bag one at a time still frozen and let them sit at room temperature for a little while to thaw so they don't stick together).
I searched through a bunch of recipes and found that they are quite a bit the same. The things that vary are the amount of shortening, use of baking powder, dough resting time, and water temperature. I took them all and put together one that I like best and here it is!
Flour Tortillas2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 Tablespoons shortening
1/2 to 3/4 cup very hot water
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add 1/2 cup hot water and stir. (I do use tap water but Hot is important). Keep adding small amounts of water until the dough comes together smoothly. (Too much will make it sticky).
Now, cover the bowl with a slightly wet cloth and let it rest for 15 minutes. Divide dough into 5 or 7 pieces. It will make 5 large ones or 7 medium. I usually at least double this recipe to make some to freeze. Roll each dough piece into a ball and then using a little flour on your surface, begin to roll out. Push rolling pin in a different direction each time to help them stay round. Roll very thin (see pic). Heat skillet to a little above medium (one mark). Fry tortillas in the ungreased pan until bubbles form. Turn and cook other side until light brown spots appear.
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