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Monday, February 27, 2012

Easy Soaked Flour Tortillas-

Easy Tortillas (makes 12-14)
Got this recipe from MAHM blogger, easy recipe and soaks the love it, I use this recipe for many things, am finding left overs can be tricky though...

  • 2 cups  Unbleached Flour
  • 3/4 teas. kosher salt
  • 3 Tablespoons EVCO (extra virgin coconut oil), lard, or butter sounds weird but we like the taste of EVCO
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup cool water
  • 2 teaspoons of acid medium- apple cider vinegar, but lemon juice or even whey would work fine.

Mix flour and salt together. Slowly blend in the water, until the dough comes together in a shaggy ball. Let soak at room temperature for 6-8 hours.

Add in the butter in small chunks
 (or other fat) and then cut into the batter with a fork or pastry cutter.
Roll dough into 12-14 equal sized balls. The smaller they are, they smaller your tortillas will be when rolled, and easier to work with.

Let these rest for about 10-15 minutes. To avoid sticking, you will want to oil them slightly.

After the dough is done resting-
  • you will need to roll out the balls into circles, approximately 1/16 inch think, or as thin as you can get them. 
  • I find this is easiest if the surface, dough, and your rolling pin are all well-floured. 
  • Roll out the dough about halfway, then flip it to further reduce sticking. 
  • I roll all the dough out at once, then cook them. 
  • If you do this make sure not to put the tortillas on top of each other because they will stick. 
  • I lay mine out on a baking sheet with towels in between the layers.

To cook
  • simply turn a dry pan (I use a cast iron skillet to ensure they do not stick) to medium low
  • place the dough in. 
  • After 1-2 minutes, flip and cook for another minute. 

These can be used in any dish where you would normally use purchased tortillas.

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