I love homemade tortillas and they are so easy and inexpensive to make. I don't make them all that often because we tend to eat twice as many as we should. They are a simple yet yummy addition to any meal.
3 cups flour I used 3/4 wheat and 1/4 white
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup fat melted (You can use lard, shortning, butter, or oil)
1 cup warm water
That is it! 5 ingredients. You can use any kind of fat and flour you have available (I don't recommend olive oil because of its strong taste)
Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and fat together with a fork. add the water and mix until you have a nice dough should be nice and not sticky, if it is sticky add a bit more flour
Let the dough sit and relax for 5-10 minutes.
heat a skillet for several minutes on a medium- high heat. You want a hot pan to get that toasted flavor and brown spots. I have tried to use the electric griddle, but mine did not get hot enough (it cooked the tortillas, but did not get good browning) they were not as good.
Divide the dough into 8-10 pieces roll each dough ball flat and paper thin on the counter
my not so round tortilla dough rolled out with the cooked tortillas in the background
Carefully transfer the rolled dough to the hot skillet and brown on each side This takes about 10-15 seconds watch carefully because they can burn quick at such high heat.
They are ready for eating. Store any leftovers (if there are any) wrapped tight in the fridge.
Make these sometime they are yummy! like I said earlier, I don't make them all that often because we tend to eat twice as many as we would store bought.