Flour Tortillas

Flour Tortillas 

(Makes 16 Flour Tortillas)

4 cups of plain flour (600g)

1 teaspoon of salt

2 teaspoons of baking powder

3 tablespoons of lard (60g)

Approximately 1½ cups of water (375g)

Method – Flour Tortillas

  1. Combine flour, salt and baking powder into a mixing bowl
  2. Rub in lard with fingers until mixture resembles breadcrumbs and lard is fully incorporated.
  3. Add water and mix well until all combine.
  4. Place mixture on a lightly floured bench and knead for a few minutes. (if you have a Kitchen Aid or Thermomix you can so the same process in the machine)
  5. Cut mixture into 16 equal sections and roll them into a ball, cover with a tea towel while you individual roll out each ball for cooking.
  6. Roll out each ball into thin rounds, always rolling from the centre out and turning as you go to get a nice round tortilla 
  7. Put a dry frying pan on a high heat and cook each tortilla both side until bubbles formed and there are a few golden brown bits on each tortillas. I find that I have enough time to roll out a tortilla as one is cooking so I get a bit of a production line going.
  8. Place each completed tortilla on top of each other with a towel over the top. Then cover them covered with plastic wrap on a plate so they sweat and go nice and soft. If they go cold the stack may be reheated in the microwave for 20 – 30 seconds but I find that they stay warm for a while if you cover the plastic covered plate with a tea towel.

This recipe works equally well in the Tm31

Thermomix Method – Flour Tortillas

  1. Place Flour, Salt, Baking Powder and Lard into Mixing Bowl 30 seconds/gradually from speed 1 – 5
  2. Add water and mix backwards for 30 seconds/speed 4
  3. Knead function for 2 minutes
  4. Cut mixture into 16 equal sections and roll them into a ball, cover with a tea towel while you individual roll out each ball for cooking.
  5. Roll out each ball into thin rounds, always rolling from the centre out and turning as you go to get a nice round tortilla
  6. Put a dry frying pan on a high heat and cook each tortilla both side until bubbles formed and there are a few golden brown bits on each tortillas. I find that I have enough time to roll out a tortilla as one is cooking so I get a bit of a production line going.
  7. Place each completed tortilla on top of each other with a towel over the top. Then cover them covered with plastic wrap on a plate so they sweat and go nice and soft. If they go cold the stack may be reheated in the microwave for 20 – 30 seconds but I find that they stay warm for a while if you cover the plastic covered plate with a tea towel. 

I hope that you enjoy making them as much as I did, but more importantly you enjoy eating them. they taste fresh and so much better than anything you can buy in the shops.

Enjoy Irresponsibly, 

Liz xx

If you enjoyed this recipe, maybe you might enjoy this recipe or some other basic recipes below.

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Elizabeth Connolly
I have been cooking since I can remember. I am a Thermomix consultant, so now (whenever possible) try to give you Conventional AND Thermomix methods for the recipes. I like to share tips on how to save money and how making food from scratch isn't really that hard (especially with a Thermomix). If you have any questions about the Thermomix or cooking/food in general please email me as I'm happy to chat.
Liz xx
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