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flour tortillas

I have a tendency of making my own flour tortillas.  We buy them but when we run out I just pull out the supplies.  I also buy flour in twenty five pound bags and the ladies at the grocery store always ask if I am making tortillas.  Sometimes they are right!

Flour Tortillas

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons olive oil

2/3 cup water

(by the way, if you wish pie crust, switch the water and oil measurements - 2/3 cup olive oil and 6 tablespoons water.  It is how I remember the recipe)

Preheat a griddle over medium low heat.

In a bowl, mix the flour and salt together.  Add the olive oil and mix in.  Add the water and mix.  You will have a sticky messy dough.

Turn the dough out on a floured surface.  Scrape all the bits out of the bowl as well.  You are going to knead this a few times, like twelve.  So I pulled a random number but I am trying to say not much kneading is needed.


It should look like this when you are done kneading.

Divide the dough into eight balls.

Roll it out.  It will be about five to six inches across.  Mine are never round.

Place on the griddle and bake until brown spots appear.  Turn over and do the same to the other side.

Serve the yumminess with roasted sweet potato and three bean soup.  Or what ever you normally eat flour tortillas with.  They make fabulous wraps too!  Snacks, breakfast.... Okay, okay.  So I like homemade tortillas!  They make my tummy happy and me smile.  Life is good.

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