Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Get Your Mexy On

Have you ever wondered if you can make your own tortillas? I try to make what I can from scratch, it's cheaper that way. So why not tortillas? They are a staple in our house and I have wanted to learn to make them for a while. So I finally googled it and found this easy recipe at allrecipes.com. I love this site, I find so many recipes there.

Homemade Tortillas

3 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
2 t. salt
3/4 c. shortening
3/4 c. hot water

This is a lot like making pie crust. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. With a pastry cutter or fork, cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Add in hot water and mix well. (I found that I needed a few extra tablespoons of water than what the recipe called for).

Cover with a cloth for an hour. Split dough into ten equal pieces. Roll out to 1/8th inch. Cook on both sides on a griddle on medium heat. Be careful not to over cook or they go crispy.
For my first time I think they turned out pretty good. My husband and kids loved them.


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My Garden of Eden said...

Thanks for linking up to "What's in my Garden"! These look So yummy! And you are almost to 50 followers! Way to go!!



Visiting from My Repurposed Life. I'm putting this in my recipes to try file. Thanks for sharing.

Megan said...

looks yummy!


Jenni said...

Looks Yummy!!! I may have to try this one soon!!! Thanks for sharing!

Jenni (Abbi's Sister)

Melissa said...

These do look very good. We are big tortilla people here. We usually stock up when we go to Costco, but that can get pricey...not to mention, they are still not as good as homemade tortillas. Thanks for sharing this! I am your newest follower from Hop Along Friday. Love your blog! You can find me at:


Have a great day! :-)


malia said...

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Sue said...

I have always meant to make homemade tortillas, but never have. Thanks for the inspiring reminder!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Ok! YUMM!!! I WANT a bite! You just got a new follower:)

Thank you for linking this up at Whassup Wednesday! I hope to see you again this week :) Great Post!


I'd love to have you Follow me :)

At The Picket Fence said...

I will definitely have to try these. I've made homemade pita pockets but never homemade tortillas. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us for Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence!


Clisty said...

So yummy! I'd like to try your recipe and see if I like it better than mine. Just a little different. New Follower!! If you get a chance, check me out.

Mama Chocolate said...

Saw your tortillas on the Strut Your Stuff voting and had to come visit!
Thanks for this recipe! I've been wanting to try homemade tortillas for a long time!
I'm a new follower! :-D


Erica {B is for Boy} said...

I HAVE to try this! We love tortillas here...my husband actaully grows food grade corn for tortillas so I'll have to see about making some corn tortillas!

Jennifer @ Rustic Renditions said...

Thank you so much for this recipe! We are tortilla lovers and this will surely come in handy! Saw this featured over at Elements.... thanks for sharing :)