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Soft Homemade Flour Tortillas

Nothing beats a warm, homemade, from scratch, soft flour tortilla. Was that descriptive enough? I could probably add ten more words and it still would not express my love for a homemade tortilla. I think one of my first memories in the kitchen was tugging at my Abuelita's skirt waiting for the first tortilla. Now my favorite moments are when my son eagerly waits for the first tortilla, as I did when I was a child. It took many years of practice, patience and tortillas shaped like Florida to get the recipe right. I still have tortillas that still don't bubble right or come out oddly shaped. It probably would have been easier to ask my Abuelita Angelica for the recipe. Right? Well the problem with that is she does not have a recipe. It's the old school way of most Mexican Grandma's, well at least in my family. Just a dash of this and a pinch of that, mix it, knead it and there you go! Luckily you don't have to start from square one — on the recipe at least. I have a good one that's a great place to start. I will give a heads up. The recipe is a great one, but the rest is up to you. The kneading, the feel of the dough and the heat of the comal are not in my control, that is yours. To watch how I make them click the You Tube icon button below. I hope you like the recipe and happy cooking!


3 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp kosher salt (1/2 tsp if using fine table salt)

1/3 cup of lard or shortening

1 cup hot water

(add an extra 1/4 cup of hot water a table spoon at a time in case dough is still dry)


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