This recipe is so simple that my almost 5 year old did most of the rolling out of the dough. They were not round but still they were perfectly delicious and filling. I was kinda sad that one filled me up they were so good.
Without further ado here is the recipe, from Mary's book.
3 cups all purpose flour, plus 1/4 cup for rolling
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup vegetable shortening (I used solid coconut oil - worked perfectly)
1 cup warm water
1. combine 3 cups flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Work in coconut oil until the mixture is crumbly using your fingertips, a fork, or a pastry cutter. (I used my fingertips) Slowly add warm water to mixture while mixing with a fork. With your hands knead dough vigorously in the bowl until it forms a nice doughball, (about 2 min) Add a little water to collect any loose flour. Cover bowl with a clean dish towel and let stand at least 15 minutes.
2. Divide dough into 12 small balls. Take a dough ball, roll it in flour, then place on a floured surface and roll out very very thin with a rolling pin. Great job for a child, as long as the grownup can stand imperfection.
3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium until hot. Add tortilla and cook for 1-2 minutes per side, until it gets brown spots and no longer looks doughy.
Leftover tortilla can be cooled then stored in a plastic bag in the frig or freezer until needed. You can also store leftover dough in the fridge a day or two. Let it sit on the counter for half an hour before rolling out any leftover dough.
In case you are interested I also made my own taco seasoning for my hamburger. Yummy!! I am so glad to never need to purchase premixed taco seasoning with MSG and who knows what else.
1TBS chili powder
1TBS cumin (I love cumin)
2 tsp onion powder
1tsp garlic powder
1 tsp marjoram
1 tsp gr. oregano
Add 1/4 cup water to cooked meat along with seasonings and let cook about 10 minutes.
If you are wondering how to keep them warm while you make a bunch of tortillas for your brood, check out this post from before!
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