Today I get to share with you the recipe for Homemade Tortillas that my family has been using for over 3 years... so yeah, it's really good! :)
So here are the ingredients to make 12 medium (larger than the size of your hand) Tortillas:
3 C Flour (plus more for rolling them out)
5 1/4th T Melted Butter
1 T Salt
I C Hot Water
The secret to this recipe is making sure none of your ingredients are cold. Having warm ingredients insures flexible, pliable dough. That's why I melt my butter all the way and use hot water.
So mix all your ingredients up using a dough hook, and then portion it out into 12 balls.
I like to cover the ones I am not using yet in a damp towel so they don't dry out.
Roll them out on top of a light dusting of flour. Try to get them as thin as you can. Some people are lucky enough to have wonderful inventions called a tortilla press like this one:
I'll have to invest in one some day. *sigh* but when you are used to rolling out 50 of these for big gatherings, 12 is a piece of cake.
I roll one of them out, then put into a hot, covered pan then roll out another one while I am waiting. It is ready when it bubbles on the top (kind of like pancakes!) You really don't want it to get too brown, the lighter in color it stays, the more flexible they are.
These are incredible to eat while still fresh and hot. Especially with a slab of butter! Yum!
Hope you give these a try! They are so much better than than store bought! You will never go back!
Eat right away or immediately store in an air tight container (so they won't dry up) for up to a week.