Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Homemade Flour Tortillas

1 cup whole wheat flour (you can use all white)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup lard (you could use shortening)
1 cup very hot water

Mix flours, salt, and lard in a food processor or by hand with a pastry cutter or two knives.  When the lard is the size of small peas, slowly add the hot water until a soft dough forms.

Divide dough into 12 balls.  Let the dough rest for at least 20 minutes.

Roll out dough into very thin circles.  Fry on a dry griddle (cast iron works best).

These are great filled with refried beans and cheese.  They're also really good just plain, or even better with some butter spread on them.

No comments: