Flour Tortillas – principle food of the Aztecs is a delightful and simple recipe enjoyed by everyone across the globe. Tortillas can be made from stone ground white corns (Masa Lista) or Yellow Corn (Masa harina) or from plain flour.
The following recipe uses the plain flour or bread flour.
– 230g Plain flour. Extra flour for dusting
– 60g butter or margerine
-goo pinch of salt (1/2 tsp)
-100ml of water
Combine the flour, salt and butter. Then add water slowly while mixing until the dough starts to come together. then lightly dust the bench with extra flour and start kneading the dough until smooth smooth.
then divide the dough into 10-12 equal size balls. Cover with plastic wrap and rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Dust a work surface with flour. Flatten each ball with the palm of your hands. Then using a rolling pin roll out to a round tortilla about 10-15cm rounds. Use an old heavy base frying pan and heat on medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot enough, place the rolled out tortilla and cook for one minute each side. You will see the tortilla puffs up with small brown spots appearing. this is a good sign.
Place in a clean tea towel to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
Serve with Beef Chilli Con Carne. Fresh Cream. Salads. Avocado.
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