How to make Flour Tortillas
Learning how to make flour tortillas will be easier than you think
and will taste so much better than the store bought tortillas!
Using this recipe you can create several dinner or lunch
recipes such as quesadillas, enchiladas, taco night, taco salad
bowls, burritos, wraps and so much more!
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Flour Tortilla Recipe
- 4 Cups flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 2/3 Cup shortening
- 1 Cup plus 3 Tablespoons hot water
In a mixing bowl, add in flour, salt and baking powder. Add
shortening and blend together until shortening is worked into dough,
it will look crumbly. Add in hot water while blending. Continue to
mix until dough forms into a ball.
Separate dough into small balls. Warm up a skillet or griddle.
Dust counter or pastry board with flour. Roll a small ball into a
Add to a hot pan, you don't need to oil or butter the pan. Fry both
sides until brown.
Continue with remaining balls of dough. Frying and setting aside.
Flour tortillas freeze well so you can make large batches and
freeze for future use, if you'd like to.
Now that you have fresh homemade
, try one of these recipes.
Beef and Bean Enchiladas
Tacos or Burritos
Taco salad bowls
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