This is late so it may show up as Tuesday. Oh well. Life happens, right?
A couple of days ago we had not yet gone to the grocery store but I knew that tortillas would go great with our lunch of 15 bean soup. So, I pulled Miss E into the kitchen and had her make my grandmother’s tortilla recipe. It was a quick and fun way to prep lunch together and there were several stories to tell about eating these yummy tortillas when I was growing up.
The recipe is simple but the tortillas are nothing like you expect from a store. These are thicker, chewier (it’s a good thing, believe me!), and much more filling than the thin tortillas that are store bought.
Miss E mixed up the dough and then split it into balls. She then rolled each ball out as thin as she could get it. We cook these on an electric griddle that fits four at a time.
We enjoyed them with our soup and then with some butter and honey for dessert. YUM!
- 4 C flour
- 6 T powdered milk
- 2 t baking powder
- 1 1/2 t salt
- 3 T shortening
- 1 C warm water
Cut the shortening into the dry ingredients and then add the water. This will make a softish dough but dry enough to roll out. Separate into 16-20 balls and roll as thin as you can on a floured surface. Cook on a hot, dry griddle. I used an electric griddle on 400 degrees. Cook until the side has some brown spots but not burned. Turn over and do the same.