Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Sorry, no picture.

5 c. flour
1 c. Crisco shortening (I like them better with the butter flavor)
1 tsp. salt
1 1/4 c. warm water

Mix flour and salt. Add shortening until well incorporated (I use a pastry blender). Add warm water, mixing until dough is of an even color and texture. Cut into balls of about 3 inches in diameter. Stretch using rolling pin until about 1/8 of an inch thick. Cook on a preheated flat grill or pan on medium-low heat. Flip it when the tortilla top forms bubbles.

Note: These don't have much flavor and if you've never had homemade tortillas, you probably won't like them. WE LOVE THEM. They are best when fresh and warm!!

If you want to make quesadills, then put the cheese on once you flip it and fold in half, cook until cheese is melted (you might have to flip it again to not burn it.


1 comment:

Jeff and Elise said...

Thanks Molly, I can't wait to try them!