One of my best friends came over the other day and we started out making a Chocolate Tart and Lemon Bars and ended the night making fresh tortillas and homemade salsa. Was oh so good! There's just something about making tortillas yourself that makes you feel like you can conquer a small part of the culinary world.
6 1/2 cup flour
2 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups lukewarm water
*Mix first 4 ingredients by hand until mix becomes coarse in texture. Add water a little bit at a time. *Mix until dough pulls away from side of bowl without sticking. Knead about 30-40 times.
*Shape into 2inch balls and rub with shortening to prevent them from drying out.
*Cover and let sit 10 minutes.
*Pre-heat cast iron skillet on med-heat.
*Roll balls into 10 inch rounds and cook in skillet for 1-2 minutes per side depending on how hot your skillet is. The tortillas will form large bubbles and I flip them then.
My favorite little paring knife that I picked up at The Panhandler.