Sunday, April 7, 2013

Home Made Flour Tortillas

There is just something about a warm, fresh tortilla filled with savory meat, beans,crunchy veggies, and topped with spicy pico de gallo, fresh tortillas push your meal to a whole new level.  Tortillas are really very simple.  Especially when you use a stand mixer.  Once you try them you won't go back to the store bought ones again.

Flour Tortillas
Makes about a dozen tortillas
4 cups all purpose flour (can do half and half white and wheat flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup canola or olive oil
1 1/2 cups very warm tap water

In the bowl of a stand mixer, using a dough hook, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Mix for 30 seconds to combine.  Add the oil and warm water and mix until combined.  Continue to mix/knead for 5 minutes.

Divide the dough into 12-15 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.  Keeping dough covered with a damp towel when not working with it.

Working on a lightly floured surface, roll each ball flat with a rolling pin one at a time, forming a 10 inch circle.

Meanwhile, heat a griddle or pan on medium heat.  Cook on a dry hot pan for 30 seconds on each side.  Stack the tortillas and let them cool.  Store in a zip top bag in the refrigerator.

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