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Old 02-12-2006, 07:56 AM   #1
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Homemade flour tortillas

Does anyone make their own flour tortillas? I'm just curious to learn your recipes. I use flour, salt, baking powder, shortening and water on my dough. Does anyone use anything different?


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Old 02-12-2006, 08:44 AM   #2
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Hi, Dina. Just flour, oil, a touch of salt and warm water, here. In my book, any tortilla that's homemade is the best! (Even though I also use the reduced-carb Mission and Carb Chopper ones, too.)


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Old 02-12-2006, 09:07 AM   #3
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Dina, I use the same recipe as you do most times. I use the same for making fry bread too; although I will add powdered milk sometimes for the fry bread. When my family wants the really thin tortillas, I leave out the baking powder.
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I've been wanting to try making these for the last several years, but am not sure about the process. Do you have a special tool like a press? Saw a tortilla maker in a catalog several years back, kind of like a waffle iron, but flat plates, so I asked my hubby for one for christmas. I ended up with a quesadilla maker. Close, but not right! That thing's been collecting dust ever since!
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Old 02-12-2006, 11:56 AM   #5
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I roll mine out with a rolling pin because I can make them any size that I need. We like huge tortillas mostly, the tortilla press would be good I guess for making corn tortillas. I roll those out myself too.
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Does using a leavening agent make a difference in the way the tortilla turns out?
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Old 02-21-2006, 11:54 AM   #7
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Could I impose on any of you to give me some aproximate proportions for the ingredients please? I would love to try this myself, but have not found a good recipe.

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