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Homemade Tortillas


Since I am anglo by birth, I cannot claim to make the best flour tortillas, but I can promise you that these are waaaaaaaaay better than anything you will buy in the store. I had a request for this recipe, so here goes:

2 cups flour

1 tbsp salt

1/3 cup melted butter

1/3 cup milk

(I usually triple this for our family)

Mix flour and salt together, then add milk and butter. Stir well. If dough is a little stiff, add more milk until it's softer. Knead the dough for a minute or two. Cover with a wet towel and let rest while you prepare the griddle. Heat the griddle to about 300 degrees. Spray with cooking spray.

Now, back to the dough. Separate the dough into 8 equal balls. Take one out, and put the rest under the wet towel. On a floured surface roll out the tortilla until it's flat. Don't worry if it's not a perfect circle. That's the beauty of homemade stuff. It doesn't look storebought. After a while, you'll perfect the circle.

I usually roll all of them at one time, stacking them on a plate as I go. Then I start cooking them all at once. Lay them flat on the griddle and cook for 1-2 minutes per side. When they start to bubble up, they're ready to flip.

Stack the cooked ones on a plate and cover to keep warm. Serve them with homemade refried beans for a healthy, home-cooked mexican dish.

By the way, when I was a young girl, our family had friends from Mexico. They demonstrated that the proper way to eat beans was to tear off a portion of your tortilla and use it as a scoop. Yum!

Good luck having enough to serve with your dinner! When we make these, everyone eats them up too quickly! One time with these, and you'll walk right by those store-bought tortillas every time.

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