Flour Tortillas, it's Cinco de Mayo
It's Cinco de Mayo so I thought I would make tortillas. The start to any good Mexican meal, for me anyway. I really never wanted to make them before because, Chuck will be asking for them all the time. Why am I doing this? Because I really want a good tortilla. Costa Rica does not have a good flour tortilla. My favorite from California, aside from home made, is Guerrero, best taste. Oh and I have sampled them all. Most of us have. Nothing better than a fresh pot of beans and home made tortillas. Here goes. Ok so they turned out not so round, and a little thick and they sorta look like my Naan bread, but they are so good. This recipe uses butter, lots of it. Could have been shorting or lard. Both good.
Adapted form http://www.serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com/
3 1/2 Cups Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
3/4 cup cold Butter, cut into 1 tablespoon pieces
1 1/3 cup of Hot Water, I put it in the microwave
In the food processor, add flour, salt and baking powder and pulse to combine.
Add cold butter and pulse the butter until it is the size of peas.
Slowly add the hot water through the feed tube while the processor is running. Mix for two minutes or until it starts to come together. For me it stayed very soft and it was sticky, but I could get it out of the processor with my hands dipped in flour first.
Place dough in large bowl, I strayed it with cooking spray, cover with dish towel and let rest for 30 minutes.
Divide dough into 4 equal pieces and then make them into 5 small balls. Cover the balls with the towel and let rest for 20 min.
Roll dough balls between parchment paper sprinkled with flour. Try to make into a circle. I couldn't.
It will be sticky, so dip your hands into the flour each time, slowly peel the dough off the parchment paper and lay in very hot skillet.
First heat the skillet to very hot. Cook the tortillas on each side for about 30 seconds to 1 min. Until you get bubbles and lightly brown.
Now all you need is beans.