My family loves homemade flour tortillas! I don’t make them often but when I do we can eat a couple of dozen in a day or two. They’re great with breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack and you can stuff just about anything in them. We like ’em hot with peanut butter and we like ’em traditional burrito style, stuffed with beans, rice, meat, cheese and salsa.
I learned how to make flour tortillas from my mother-in-law, Virginia. She was a great cook and taught me how to relax in the kitchen and not be so uptight about mixing and measuring when it comes to casual and ethnic style foods.
I remember the first time I watched her make tortillas. She never measured a thing… just thew it all together and ta da! tortillas that were perfect. She had been making them since she was a little girl and had perfected her skill and style.
I still have to measure everything if I want them to turn out as good as hers. 🙂 I do hope you try making these someday. They’re great in a pinch, when you don’t have any bread for sandwiches. Enjoy!
4 c. flour
1 tbs. salt
1 1/2 tbs baking powder
1/2 c oil
1 1/4 c warm water, +/- just to bring the dough togther
Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl or food processor
Cut oil in with a pastry cutter or pulse in the food processor just till crumbly
Add warm water a little at a time being careful not to handle the dough too much.
Once the dough comes together, divide into 24 balls.
With a rolling pin, roll on lightly floured board and cook on a dry skillet on both sides just until slightly browned on both sides and bubbles rise up in the tortilla.
Use a clean kitchen towel to ‘nest’ the tortillas in until you have completed cooking all the tortillas. Keeping them covered will prevent them from becoming dried out while they are awaiting their delivery to the dining table.
Store in a zip lock bag after completely cooled. (Flour Tortillas will ‘sweat’ and stick together. Avoid this by sorting/separating them part of the way through the cooling processes and again before storing.)
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Servings: makes about 2 doz 8 inch tortillas.
Proverbs 25:21-22 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.