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Mexican tortillas

Recipe from: 10/1/2000 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 5
Servings 12
Time 20 min + resting tim


  • 500
    white bread flour
  • 5
    baking powder
  • 2
  • 60
  • 250
    warm water


5 min
Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Add butter and rub in with your fingertips until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs Add water and mix until well combined. Turn on to a floured surface and knead for 2 minutes, until dough is smooth. Divide into 12 pieces and roll each into a ball. Place on a floured baking tray and cover with a damp cloth. Leave to rest for 1 hour. Roll balls out on a lightly floured surface to form very thin circles. Heat a heavy-based frying pan over high heat arid place 1 tortilla in the pan. You should see signs of rising on the surface within 2 seconds. If you don't, the pan isn't hot enough. Cook for 4-6 seconds, then turn over and cook for another 3 seconds. Remove from the pan and cover with a tea towel. Cook remaining tortillas, keeping the pile well wrapped until all are cooked. Serve immediately with a filling of chilli con carne, refried beans or spicy chicken, topped with grated cheese, guacamole and sour cream. Makes 12.

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