Feb 6, 2003, 7:47 AM
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Re: [Bill_N] Traditional Flour Tortilla Recipe
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Below is the recipe my wife put together and uses. Has no lard or oil. She never uses those making tortillas. __________________________________________________________________ CORN TORTILLAS
APPROXIMATELY 18 MEDIUM SIZE TORTILLAS.
APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES PREPARATION TIME
1 CUP OF QUAKER ® MASA HARINA dE MAIZ (In Mexico, use Ma Seca)
1/2 CUP REGULAR FLOUR
1 1/4 CUP WARM WATER
Mix dry ingredients. Add water and mix well.
TORTILLA PRESS 2 SHEETS OF PLASTIC CUT A LITTLE
LARGER THAN THE CIRCULAR PLATES ON THE TORTILLA PRESS. [ YOU CAN CUT FROM A PLASTIC GROCERY BAG.]
LARGE FRY PAN OR GRILL
Roll a lump of masa into a small ball about the size of a golf ball. Place a piece of plastic on the bottom tortilla press plate. Place the masa ball on the plastic, in the center of the press plate, and cover with the second plastic sheet. [ This keeps the masa from sticking to the press plate.] Press hard on the tortilla press to form the tortilla. Remove the plastic and place the tortilla half onto your open palm. Gently lay the tortilla on a medium heated fry pan or grill. When masa turns color, approximately 2-3 seconds, turn over. In approximately 2-3 additional seconds, turn again. When tortilla puffs up, remove from the grill.
(This post was edited by Don on Feb 6, 2003, 7:49 AM)