Originally Posted by Michelemarie
Thanks for the fajita idea Alix, but I don't have any tortillas
Ugh.. I am always late!! Here's what we do for a homemade tortilla. It is easy, versatile and delicious!!
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp. Salt
1/3 cup lard, preferably, but olive oil can be used, too.
(approx.) 1 cup warm water but not boiling
Combine the flour, salt, and lard (or oil) in a large bowl and mix together until crumbly, as for pie dough. Add water (gradually, testing the texture as you go) and mix until you can gather the dough into a ball. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
Divide the dough into 12 equal portions. Roll each portion to make a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each ball into a circle, about 20cm or 8inches.
Toast the flour tortillas, heat a heavy skillet or griddle over high heat. Place a tortilla and cook on both side until slightly puffed and speckled brown, but still soft enough to fold (whole procedure should take about a minute). Remove and continue until all the flour tortillas are cooked, stacking them as you go. Serve right away or cool, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days.