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Flour Tortilla

  • 4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon lard (yes, lard. shortening doesn't; work as well)
  • 1/2 cup warm (not hot) milk/water or more if needed
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
 
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients and sift.
  2. With a pastry blender, a fork or your hands, gradually work in the lard or shortening until it is all incorporated.
  3. Add enough warm milk/water to make a soft but not sticky dough.
  4. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead for 5 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into 1/4 cup (3 oz) portions and form them into balls.
  6. Roll out paper thin into round shape.
  7. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium high heat.
  8. Place the tortillas one at a time into the dry hot skillet; cook until brown and "spotted" on one side, then turn and brown the other side.
  9. Remove from the skillet and keep warm in cloth towel

Yield: 6 servings

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