Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mexican Food Homemade Flour Tortillas

There is something really satisfying about the feel, and taste of a fresh homemade tortilla. There are such fresh one's made by Carmelita's in Phoenix, Arizona, but what do you do when your 2000 miles away, you settle for homemade ones.

A heavy bottom flat frying pan (a must)
rolling pin
2 cups flour, all purpose
1/2 cup shortening
1  teaspoon salt
3/4 cups warm water

Place flour, and salt in medium size bowl, mix well. Add shortening using a dough hook mash together till the dough resembles small peas. Pour water a little at a time, using a butter knife to fold the water into the flour mixture. kneed the dough for 5 minutes.
Squeeze dough breaking off 2 inch size ball. Let rest for 10 minutes. In the mean time place the heavy frying pan to heat on medium high heat, the pan must be hot for the tortillas to cook properly.
Flour the counter, I use a flour cloth. The flour cloth is great for rolling out crust, and dough of any kind that tend to stick to the counter. Roll out dough very thin 16th of an inch.
Place in hot frying pan, dough should immediately start to bubble and rise.
Flip over when browned, flip over again if needed.  I like to eat them with butter. Enjoy!


  1. okay where are the fried eggs that go with those tortillas?

  2. These are delicious!!