Ladies and gentlemen, I may or may not have a bit of a problem. Remember those wonderful homemade tortillas I told you about before? Did I tell you they were amazingly good? Did I also tell you I dreamed about them that very first night I made them? Well I did…and insisted on making a fresh batch the very next weekend. It’s easy to tell you how to make these tortillas, but I thought showing you would be so much more fun. Not, mind you, as fun as eating them…preferably warm.
Although I already chronicled this recipe in the Chorizo Soft Taco post, I wanted to show you just how easy they are to make. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
Using your hands, mix the cold butter into the dry ingredients until a coarse texture is formed.
Add the water to the dry ingredients, creating the dough.
Using your hands, incorporate the water fully with the dry ingredients, creating a dough.
Once the dough is formed, turn it out onto a floured surface.
Knead the dough until a soft, elastic dough is formed.
Pinch off eight to ten golf ball sized dough balls.
Place the balls on a cookie sheet and cover with a damp cloth. Allow the dough to rest for 20 minutes.
After the dough balls have rested, take one and roll it out into a disc. Do this with the rest of the dough balls.
Warm a griddle over medium heat and then place one dough disc on it. Wait about 30 seconds before flipping it for the first time.
Using a spatula, gently press the sides of the tortilla to encourage it to puff up a bit (not that I have to point this out, but I’m not the one flipping the tortillas in these pictures…but I am guessing you figured this out).
After about a minute, flip the tortilla again.
Allow the tortilla to cook for about 20 more seconds and then place the tortilla in a basket lined with kitchen towels. Immediately cover the tortilla before starting on the next tortilla.
I must warn you these tortillas are fucking awesome (in my humble opinion) and can lead to dreams of a giant spatula chasing you down the street. Or that could just be my own little delusions…Print This Recipe