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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 144.7
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 50.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g

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Cheap and Easy Flour Tortillas

Submitted by: CHEMISTRYGRAD

Introduction

These flour tortillas are cheap and easy to make. Perfect for when you don't have time to run to the store or if you're up for fresh, warm, homemade tortillas. This recipe is great if you live alone, as the dough can be refrigerated for 2-3 days. These flour tortillas are cheap and easy to make. Perfect for when you don't have time to run to the store or if you're up for fresh, warm, homemade tortillas. This recipe is great if you live alone, as the dough can be refrigerated for 2-3 days.
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    3 cups flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    2 tsp olive oil
    1 cup water

Directions

1. Add the flour and baking powder to a large bowl or in the mixing bowl of an electric mixer. Mix well.

2. Add olive oil. Add water gradually, mixing between additions. Add enough water until the mixture resembes a firm dough.

3. Remove from mixing bowl. Knead for 2-3 minutes. Form into log-shaped structure. Cut dough into 10-12 evenly sized aliquots. At this point if you know that you won't be needing 10-12 tortillas, you can refrigerate the dough for 2-3 days if you wrap the dough in plastic wrap.

4. Begin heating a medium-sized frying pan over medium to high heat.

5. Roll out the dough one section at a time, rotating the dough after each roll so that the shape is roughly circular. The thinner you roll the dough the better the texture will be. Be sure to not roll the dough out too thinly, however, since you have to be able to pick the dough up again. Flouring the surface helps to make it easier to pick up the rolled dough. If you do not have a rolling pin, using the side of a wine bottle works fine.

6. Carefully place the dough in the hot frying pan. Within 30 seconds you should see the dough beginning to bubble up. Flip the dough. Cook the tortilla in the frying pan, pushing down on the bubbles as they form to promote even heating throughout the tortilla. Do not overcook the tortilla, as overcooking leads to brittle tortillas or burnt tortillas.

7. Place tortilla in a dish with a dishtowl in it and cover. This steams the tortilla and keeps the tortilla soft as you cook the remainder tortillas.

8. Serve warm.

Tortillas are good for several days. If necessary, they can be re-steamed to bring back softness.

Serving Size: Makes 10-12 medium-large tortillas

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHEMISTRYGRAD.






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