One of the main questions I get, are “You make your own tortillas?”. Why yes, I do!
It all started when I was out of them one day, and I was dying for Mexican food. I began the search for a recipe, and to see just how hard it would be. Believe it or not, the hardest part about them, is getting them rolled out. And that isn’t too difficult.
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup shortening
1 to 1-1/4 cups water
Then you can either place a ball in between two pieces of waxed paper and roll out to desired thickness, or you can use a Tortilla Press.
The only thing left to do is to cook these babies…and eat them! I put mine on a hot, dry griddle and cook away. Flip when it starts to brown.
I think I may have actually fried these in butter, I see bubbles…but I usually do it dry.
These will only keep in the refrigerator for a couple days, but you can freeze them. This recipe is easily doubled so you can make a bunch, and just freeze what you don’t need at the time.
TOTAL COST: Under $1 for 12 Wheat Tortillas