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Wonderful Tortillas

Royall Clark's picture
Royall Clark

Wonderful Tortillas

I was reading some older post last night about supper time (I know, bad thing to do when you're hungry!!) and came across Gothicgirls recipe for tortillas. I never made them before and decided to try them. I don't keep lard in the kitchen (yet) so I made them with some shortening instead. They turned out great! So tender and light compared to the store bought stuff. I do have to practice either better rolling techniques or learn to do them by hand. They weren't perfect looking but tasted so go with a little left over stake (sliced real thin) with a dab of mayo and mustard. Another wonderful recipe to keep in the rotation for things to make!


Big thanks to Gothicgirl for posting the recipe!


Aloha,


Royall

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RuthieG

I learned to make them a long time ago and I still love to make them.  I make corn tortillas too. 

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FaithHope

Looks good!  Can't wait to try them out!  How do you make them with Corn?  Just use cornmeal instead of AP flour?  Just wondering. 


Thanks again!

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RuthieG

In my area, I can buy a corn meal called Masa Harina or Maseca and it is a very finely ground meal made just for tortillas or even tamales (yum) and you mix it with water ...2 cups of finely ground cornmeal, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 1/4 cup of water.  Mix and roll into about 16 little balls, size and number depends on the size you want to make ..


 


Here is a good link for making them


 


http://www.texascooking.com/features/may98corntortillas.htm