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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.59 / 5 (41 votes)

Prep time:
30 min
Cook time:
25 min
Serves:
Makes 12 tortillas

Gino D`Acampo shows how quick and easy freshly made tortillas are to prepare at home with this easy to emulate recipe

Method

1. Place the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl, rub in the lard.

2. Add the water in a steady stream, and combine, until the mixture becomes a stiff but pliable dough.

3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 10-15 minutes until smooth and elastic.

4. Divide the dough into 12 equal sized pieces and roll each piece out to form a 30cm circle. Cover with cling film to prevent them drying out.

5. Warm a heavy frying pan or griddle and cook each tortilla for 1 minute on each side, until the surface bubbles and has turned a light golden colour.

6. Wrap the tortillas in a clean tea towel to keep them warm and pliable until you have cooked them all and are ready to use them. Fill as desired.

Ingredients

  • 500 g plain flour, sieved
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinches salt
  • 100 g lard
  • 120 ml warm water

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Latest Comment

 

just wondering if you can freeze these - anyone know?

playgirlclaire playgirlclaire  Posted 08 Sep 2012 11:44 AM
 

This is a really good recipe. The only problem i had was my dough was very dry and not sticking together properly. Added another 20ml water and they were perfect.

EleanorS72916 EleanorS72916  Posted 10 Apr 2010 2:02 PM
 

thank you verry much.i have been looking for a good recipe and this is perfect.i rally appreciate the sharing of your great recipe thankyou.

Anonymous Anonymous  Posted 30 Jun 2009 5:31 PM
 

Excellent recipie and so quick to make. I use my kenwood with dough hook for 5 min rather than by hand.

JasonJ49349 JasonJ49349 Posted 02 Dec 2008 7:41 AM
 

Way too dry - once cooked they crumbled rather than wrapped.

EmilyR40453 EmilyR40453 Posted 11 Oct 2008 9:19 PM