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Profiria's Flour Tortillas

Categories: Breads

Submitted by: Profiria Sosa Galindo

"My kids eat them while they are still hot with butter :) I hope you enjoy them as much as we do."

-Profiria Sosa Galindo



In a large bowl combine ingredients except water. You may need to cut shortening in with pastry blender. Add hot water gradually and mix dough thoroughly. On a floured surface, knead dough until smooth. Form dough into a ball and turn mixing bowl upside down over top of dough; let set for 15 minutes. Pinch off pieces of dough and make round patties with your hands about 2 1/2 inches wide, and 1/4 inch thick. On a floured surface, roll patties with rolling pin until they are about 1/8 inch thick.

Cook on hot griddle and flip tortilla over until both sides are golden brown. Store any unused tortillas in a tightly sealed container.

To make tortilla chips, bake in a 350 degree F. oven until light brown, approximately 3-5 minutes.