Flour TortillasSubmitted by: SHY_BUNNY
IntroductionThis is a version of flour tortillas -- usually, they are made with lard. I have replaced the lard in this recipe with olive oil. This is a version of flour tortillas -- usually, they are made with lard. I have replaced the lard in this recipe with olive oil.
4 c. flour
2 heaping tsp. baking powder
2 (or less) tsp. salt
4 tsp. vegetable oil
1 1/2-2 c. hot tap water
Divide dough into 10-15 small balls. Let rest for 5 minutes. For tortillas, heat on medium high heat a large cast iron or no stick skillet. Using a rolling pin, roll each ball into a thin round tortilla and lightly brown each tortilla on both sides. Stack hot tortillas on a kitchen towel, one on top of another. Serve warm with beans, or butter, or peanut butter and jelly, or whatever you like on bread.
If you are making only Sopapillas - to dry ingredients add 2-3 tablespoons of sugar. This will make a sweeter dough. Heat a skillet, add oil so that the skillet is 3/4 full. Roll each ball into a very flat round shape. Cut into thirds. Fry each side in hot oil. If dough is right thickness and oil is hot the sopapillas will puff up.
Fry unto golden brown on both sides. Serve warm with sugar or honey. Let oil cool and save to use for next time. Strain if desired to remove dough particles.
Number of Servings: 15
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHY_BUNNY.