Flour Tortillas

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Burrito Bill
After making the tea biscuits earlier, my next task was to whip up some tortillas. These things are so darn easy to make (like pasta) that I don't bother buying them at the store anymore. This also saves a lot of money, as they're less than half the cost when home made and twice as yummy.

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup melted butter (you can use lard, but I like butter better)
about 1/4 cup cold water

1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Add butter and mix until well blended.
3. Slowly add water, kneading with your hand(s) until dough is smooth.
4. On a well floured countertop, cut dough into 8 equal pieces.
5. Take one piece and roll it until it's generally round and about 12 inches diameter.
6. Take the metal lid of a 12" skillet and press it over the dough to make a perfect round tortilla.
7. Cook the tortilla on a very hot skillet for about 20-30 seconds, or until small bubbles form.
8. Flip it over and cook for another 15 seconds or so.
9. Remove from heat and wrap in a cloth.
10. repeat steps 5-9 until you have all of them cooked.

You can store them in the fridge in a 1 gallon ziplock bag, and they'll keep well for a week or two.



Puritan Board Doctor
When we lived in NM we made these all of the time. Really, they took the place of bread. We had a wood stove on which we made them....yuuuuuuuuummy!


Puritan Board Junior
When the tortillas began to inflate while heating by themselves, that is when you really began to know how to make tortillas.
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