This weekend we celebrated my good friend Cory’s 30th birthday and I was blown away by the delicious spread his amazing wife, Christina, had prepared – homemade green chili, smoked pork, beans and my absolute favorite, flour tortillas. When I say my absolute favorite, I mean it, but they must be homemade. Store bought, I’m sorry, but you have no place in my heart…or belly.
I shared on my Instagram story her making them and had a few recipe requests, so here it is!
- 4 cups regular flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp salt
- 4 tsp shortening
- warm water
- Mix dry ingredients with a spoon
- Add shortening and mix in with fingers
- Add warm water in small increments, feeling for the right doughy consistency
- If you have a stand mixer with a hook, use that to knead the dough. We used this one here. (coat mixing bowl with shortening so it doesn’t stick) If not, knead with your hands on the counter the old fashion way
- Let the dough rest while you heat up a non-stick griddle pan to medium/high heat. The pan should be flat like this one here.
- Now it’s time to separate the dough and roll out the tortillas. First, make sure you clean off some counter space and cover with a little dry flour, because this is where you will be doing the rolling and don’t want the dough to stick. Wet your hands a little, and grab a handful sized piece, roll into a ball with your hands, and then roll out into a circle using a rolling pin, similar to this one here. Shapes will vary, trust me. haha
- Place the flattened tortilla on the griddle, flipping every couple of minutes to ensure both sides are thoroughly cooked. You’ll know, because it will no longer be doughy and you will start to see the brown spots.
- Now you can eat them with tacos, just butter for a snack, or butter and cinnamon sugar for dessert!
More about Christina: She is a beautiful person, that I am lucky enough to call my friend, military spouse, boy mom, saint and one of the best Mexican cooks you’ll ever meet! Check out her at home Rodan & Fields biz here.
Now get to cooking!