Sweet flour tortillas allow you to make the best in Mexican Cuisine. While many recipes use lard, shortening or vegetable oil, mine makes use of the natural flavor of butter.
4 cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
3/4 cup Butter
1 1/3 cups Hot Water
First, preheat your griddle to high heat.
Then, mix your flour, baking powder, and salt with a whisk or fork.
Next, you can either mix the butter in by hand, or you can use a food processor to make it the consistency of cornmeal.
After that, add the water a small amount at a time until the dough becomes elastic and smooth.
Now, divide the dough into about thirty-two equal pieces and roll them into balls.
Then, roll the balls out, or use a tortilla press to make flat raw tortillas.
Finally, cook them on your griddle until the first side looks golden, and half that time for the second side.
Using parchment on either side of the tortillas press makes cleanup a snap, and helps prevent sticky situations.Since your griddle varies in cooking temps, I highly recommend checking every tortilla along the way, as your times will vary greatly.
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