A flour tortilla is a type of soft, thin flatbread made from ground wheat. Like this Flatbread with Zucchini Smoked Bacon and Mascarpone Cheese.
Flour tortillas originated in the northern part of Mexican. Which includes the states of Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora and Sinaloa, where it is more suited to growing wheat than corn.
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Tortillas made of flour have become an integral part of Mexican-American style food, such as Tex-Mex cuisine, notably in the form of a burrito and in Southwestern cuisine from New Mexico were they are used to make enchiladas.
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Homemade Mexican Flour Tortillas
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
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1 1/2 cups hot water
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Then make a whole in the center and pour in the oil and hot water.
Lightly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Next place the dough on a lightly floured surface and continue kneading until a smooth ball is formed.
Divide dough into 16 equal sized portions and placing each ball into a bowl covered with a cloth. Set aside for 30 minutes to 1hour.
Next place each small dough portion onto a lightly floured surface. With a floured rolling pin, roll the dough into a thin, round shape.
Preheat a large dry cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add one rolled out dough circle and heat until golden brown, then flip and cook until golden brown on other side.
Repeat with remaining dough pieces. Place each finished tortilla onto a plate.
After you have made your tortillas, have a medium sized piece of wax paper cut out and set aside.
Now separate each tortilla and while doing so place the first one onto the wax paper and each additional over each other.
Place the tortillas into a large zip lock bag. Seal and allow to cool and store in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
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