Flour Tortillas (Tortillas de Harina)


Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive Prep:
20 min
Cook:
35 min
Yield:
2 dozen tortillas
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. Knead the shortening into the flour by hand. Add up to 2 cups of warm water in small amounts and continue kneading until the dough forms a smooth, cohesive ball that is firm and elastic. Let the dough rest in a bowl covered with a kitchen towel for at least 20 minutes.

Divide the dough in 24 equal portions and shape into round patties. Press a divot into the center of each patty to make a slight depression. Heat a well-seasoned comal or large cast-iron pan over medium-high heat.

Lightly flour a work surface and roll out each tortilla until very thin. Place a tortilla on the comal for 30 seconds, then flip to cook on the other side until the tortilla inflates or is cooked through, 2 minutes. Transfer to a kitchen towel to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

Notes

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

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