Yummy to my tummy

This was so yummy! And now one of my favorites for dinner. We made homemade tortillas . They were so warm and soft. Then Steve grilled some chicken with lime juice and pepper and then melted pepper jack cheese on top. Then we had refried beans from a can (but we have made them from scratch & they are super yummy). Then grated cheese and hot sauce and jalapeno peppers.

3 cups unbleached flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
4-6 Tbsp. vegetable shortening or lard
about 1 1/4 cups warm water

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Add vegetable shortening or lard. Or use a combination of half lard, half shortening.
Use a fork or a pastry cutter to cut in the shortening or just do it the old fashioned
way and use your hands.

Next add warm water a little at a time until your dough is soft and not sticky. You do
not need very hot water. (be sure to not use too much- you don't want to have to add extra flour)

Knead the dough for a few minutes.

Now you will pull off pieces of dough to
form about 12 small dough balls. Let them
rest for at least 10 minutes, longer if you like.

This is a good time to heat up the
pan. You will want to set it at medium to high
heat. If it is too hot the tortillas will cook too fast.

Now you can roll out the dough with your
rolling pin. It is a good
idea to dust each ball with a little flour just before you roll them out. (very little flour) Lay the rolling pin
in the center of the dough ball and roll up, center and roll down. It is good to lift the
dough and turn it. Again, rolling pin in the center and roll. Roll them out fairly thin.

Lay your tortilla on the hot pan. It takes just a few seconds to cook. Flip to the other
side. When they are done it should have lots of nice brown speckles. Place them in a
towel. If you would like you can use a
tortilla warmer to keep them warm longer.
They are ready to be served!


Anonymous 10:34 AM  

That just doesn't look good to me.