Tortillas are a staple at out house. We eat a lot of fajitas and a lot of breakfast burritos. I was browsing pinterest and came across a recipe for homemade flour tortillas. This lady did it all with her kitchen aid. She has a pasta roller attachment for her kitchen aid and uses that to roll out the tortillas. I don't have a past a roller so I rolled them out with a rolling pin. It was a little time consuming but it certainly wasn't difficult and I was probably able to make my tortillas a little larger that way. These tortillas tasted great. The good thing about this recipe is that it is easy to reduce. I cut eveything to 3/4 of the original quantities and got around 16 medium tortillas. The original poster got 32 small tortillas with the full recipe.
- 4 cups flour, all-purpose or high-gluten bread; you can substitute up to 1 cup with whole wheat or spelt flour
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
If you have time, let dough rest at least 30 minutes. Heat a skillet over medium high or high depending on how fast you want to work. Rolls out balls into a thin flat circles using a rolling pin, or feed through a pasta roller set at 2 for the thickness a couple of times.Cook the tortilla about 5 to 15 seconds per side depending on the temperature of your skillet.