Texas Flour Tortillas (adapted from The Border Cookbook by Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison)
Two cups of all-purpose flour (can make them whole wheat by substituting one cup of whole-wheat flour for white flour)
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
3/4 cups of warm milk
Mix together the
flour, baking powder, salt and oil.
Slowly add the warm milk.
Stir until a loose, sticky ball is formed.
Knead for two minutes on a floured surface. Dough should be firm and soft.
Place dough in a bowl and cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap for 20 minutes.
the dough has rested, break off eight sections, roll them into balls in
your hands, place on a plate (make sure they aren’t touching) and then
cover balls with damp cloth or plastic wrap for 10 minutes. (It’s very
important to let the dough rest, otherwise it will be like elastic and
won’t roll out to a proper thickness and shape.)
dough has rested, one at a time place a dough ball on a floured
surface, pat it
out into a four-inch circle, and then roll with a rolling pin from the
center until it’s thin and about eight inches in diameter. (If you roll
out pie crusts you’ll have no problem with this.) Don’t over work the
dough, or it’ll be stiff. Keep rolled-out tortillas covered until ready
a dry iron skillet or comal heated on high, cook the tortilla about
thirty seconds on each side. It should start to puff a bit when it’s
Keep cooked tortillas covered wrapped in a napkin until ready to eat.
Can be reheated in a dry iron skillet, over your gas-burner flame or in the oven wrapped in foil.
While you probably won’t have any leftovers, you can store in the fridge tightly wrapped in foil or plastic for a day or so.
Makes eight tortillas.
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