Thursday, January 7, 2010

Authentic Tortilla’s


Authentic Tortilla’s
(A friend of mines mother, Yolanda Ortiz, who is from Mexico, taught me how to make these. They are tricky though, hard not to turn into pie crust…but I am not going to give up.)

Mix:
Aprx 1 tsp salt
3 C flour
Work in:
1 C shortening or lard
With hands
Add 1 ¼ C (maybe more or less) Hot water
Knead a few minutes (5 or so. Let rest for few minutes (5 or so) . Roll into balls. Cover with shortening. Let rest few minutes.
Use cornstarch as “dusting flour” so prevent sticking and roll out, flip roll out, flip… continue until the size and thickness preferred.
Cook on ungreased non-stick skillet.

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