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Homemade Tortillas

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“It's almost impossible to find tortillas in Japan, so I've started to make my own. They taste so much better than store bought ones, I think I'll keep making them when I move back to the states!”
20 tortillas

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the flour, baking powder and pinch of salt.
  2. Cut in the shortening.
  3. Add the boiling water slowly, mixing well with your hands as you go.
  4. Stop when you have a fairly thick dough. You might not use all of the water.
  5. Knead on a floured surface until elastic.
  6. Brush with a little oil and let rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Divide into golf-ball sized balls and roll out to desired thickness and size.
  8. Cook over medium heat in a cast-iron griddle or skillet (if available) until just bubbly. Flip and brown the other side.

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