Chef John's Flour Tortillas

Chef John's Flour Tortillas

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Chef John 21373

"Homemade tortillas are so much better that if you do decide to give these a try, be warned that you'll have a very hard time ever going back to the packaged option again."

Ingredients

1 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 170 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 170 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.9g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 234 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk flour, salt, and baking powder together in a large bowl. Add vegetable shortening and work into flour mixture using a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Form a well in the middle of flour mixture and mix in hot water. Work flour and water mixture together with a fork and transfer to a cutting board.
  3. Knead until a smooth, soft dough is formed, about 3 minutes. Add more flour if dough is too sticky.
  4. Place more flour on cutting board, cover dough with bowl, and let rest for 15 minutes.
  5. Cut ball of dough into eight equal parts and cover until needed.
  6. Roll out balls of dough either by hand or with a tortilla press.
  7. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place flattened tortilla in skillet and cook until it begins to bubble, about 1 minute. Flip tortilla over and cook for an additional minute. Flip again and cook for 1 more minute. Repeat with remaining dough.

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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Great recipe. Awesome with the stated shortening, but if you're like me and want a lower fat one, you can get a great result with 2 tablespoons shortening (just be aware you may need to adjust ...

When I first made these, I was planning on having to later run to the store to buy tortillas because I didn't think that I would be able to make these, since I am terrible at making bread. My en...

Great recipe, very easy to make. If using a tortilla press, ask your local florist for a few sheets of their clear wrap for flowers. Much easier to use with the press, one sheet can be cut into ...