I love me some homemade tortilla's! I mean who does not!?! Making homemade tortilla's does not have to stressful, difficult, overwhelming or scary at all; in fact it can be the total opposite, relaxing, fun, and very exciting for children to help out. Whenever I am having a hard day or a bad day I go to my kitchen and whip together a big batch (double most times) of tortilla's. I either eat them plain just like that, put them in a wrap, use to make homemade hard taco shells, use for taco bowls, or just for enchiladas. Truth be told, I am addicted to these darn tortilla's and honestly could never have enough in my freezer. Now of course they will not be the best shaped, but you know what?! That is how you know they are truly homemade from the heart! Well, crap-ola let's get to the fun stuff, enough serious talk!
You Will Need:
5 Cups Organic All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1/2 Cup Organic Butter
1-2 Cups Hot Water
Darn thing would not go to top like it is supposed too! =[
In a large bowl, or kitchen aid mixer (food processor works too) add your dry ingredients and mix together
Add in your butter, and mix until coarse crumbs; use your hands peeps! They work the best!
Add a little water at a time and work that dough baby!
Keep working the dough, adding a little of water as needed, until the dough is no long failing apart
Turn dough on surface and knead a couple times to pull the dough together. Pull pieces off and roll into nice, even sized balls
Place the balls on a lightly floured surface
Cover with a damp towel, and allow to 'rest' for 30 minutes up to 1 hour (I also sprinkled the tops of the dough with flour, to keep them from sticking or getting a crust on top)
Heat a cast iron man on medium, roll your dough to the length you desire, be sure that you roll the dough pretty thin (almost see through). A couple of mine were too big so I cut them in half and got 2 instead of 1. Cook until lots of bubbles form, normally takes 1 minute
Flip the tortilla over, and cook another 30-40 seconds
Place finished tortilla's on a plate, and cover with a damp paper towel to keep hot and fresh. I re-wet the towel often
I took my tortilla and placed it in a oven safe bowl, cooked on 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until crispy and edges were a nice brown color! Top with your favorite taco stuff and enjoy! As I said above you can eat these like this, plain tacos, burritos, enchilada's, wraps, plain, hard tacos, and soft tacos; the list is endless!
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