Monday, June 22, 2009


3 Cups flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup luke warm water

2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups white flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups warm water

6 cups flour
3 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1 cup shortening
Warm water (approx. 3 cups..add till desired dough consistency)
(*cook about 20-30 seconds on either side*)

6 cups flour
3 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup oil or
3/4 cups shortening/lard
1 /2 to 1 3/4 cups warm water
(*cook 20-30 seconds on either side*)

FOR ALL RECIPES:Combine salt, flour and baking powder. Cut in shortening with fingers till powder consistency. Add water a little at a time as you mix lightly to get a workable soft dough. Knead for at least 10 mins. Cover and allow to rest 30 minutes, or for best results for 2 or more hours. Heat grill to medium-high. Form dough into balls (*about 1-inch thick and 2-inches wide for an 8-inch tortilla) before or after allowing it to rest. With rolling pin, roll out individual circles of dough on floured board, turning over and around 4-6 times and coming to a complete circle. Place on hot grill and cook (*no oil or grease needed*) about 1 minute on one side, tortilla will puff up in bubbles throughout it. Turn over and cook about another minute, will be light brown. The longer dough was allowed to rest the less time it will need to be cooked.Use to make burritos with or use as bread. Especially good as a snack hot out of the grill and spread with some butter. Can save in a plastic bag.

TO REHEAT:Heat grill to hot and place tortilla on it, turning once to heat both sides. No oil or grease needed. Or very carefully turn several times over open flame.

*IF YOU'RE OUT OF BAKING POWDER*You may substitute baking soda instead of baking powder!

1 comment:

Sheena said...

I have been trying to make my own torillas for the last few times I've needed them. They haven't been turning out very well. I appreciate your tutorial. I am going to give it a shot. thanks!