Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe • I am New Mexico

Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe

If you’re a fan of New Mexican food, then you’ll be an even greater fan once you’ve sunken your teeth into a homemade tortilla. When it comes to store-bought tortillas, the flavor is almost completely different, especially if you’re eating one of New Mexico’s favorite snacks, fresh roasted green chile and homemade tortillas.
Next time you’re making dinner, make this recipe. You’ll be glad that you did. And like many recipes, practice makes perfect.

Total Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
Temperature: Medium-High
Freezes Well
Yield: 8-12

  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 tablespoons Manteca (Lard) or shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water or milk, approximately
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

1. Combine dry ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl and cut in shortening.

2. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add water, a small amount at a time, and work mixture into a dough.

3. Knead dough until smooth, cover, and set aside for 10 minutes.

4. Form dough into balls the size of an egg. Roll each ball of dough into a circle 6 inches in diameter.

5. Heat a griddle or skillet on medium-high heat. Place each tortilla on griddle and cook for approximately 1 minute on each side. (Tortilla should be lightly speckled.)

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