Homemade Tortillas

by GettingFreedom on February 4, 2009

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.

I came across this recipe on Hillbilly Housewife and I love it! We use half white flour and half wheat flour and it is utterly delicious!
Homemade Tortillas

4 cups white or whole wheat flour or half each
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup shortening
1 to 1-1/4 cups water
Mix together the dry ingredients, and cut in the shortening with a fork. Once crumbly add in water until a dough ball forms. If it is dry add just a smidge more water. Then, knead about 20 times on the counter. I have always kneaded on a floured surface, but next time I will try an oiled surface. After kneading, let rest in a bowl for 10 minutes.
After it has rested, separate your dough into about 10-12 little balls and roll in a little flour to coat the outside.

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.

I line it with wax paper anyway so that it doesn’t stick, press it down and voila…there is my tortilla. Do this a few times and you have lots of tortillas!

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

Making my own tortillas, definitely Works For Me! For additional frugal ideas, visit Frugal Friday and to catch more recipes, visit Grocery Cart Challenge.

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