Fresh Flour Tortillas
FRESH FLOUR TORTILLAS
Chevy's Fresh Mex Recipe
Makes about 1 1/2 Dozen
6 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening, cut in to small pieces
2 1/2 cups warm water
Place the flour in the bowl of a mixer and add the baking powder and salt, stirring to mix well. Add the shortening. Turn the mixer on low and slowly pour in the water. Mix on low for 90 seconds or until well mixed. Scrape the dough out of the bowl onto a floured surface. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside to rest at room temperature for 20 minutes.
Divide each half into 8 equal portions. You will now have 16 dough balls. Lightly flour your work surface. With a floured rolling pin, roll each ball into an 8-inch round. Stack the rounds on a baking sheet with plastic wrap between each tortilla. Let the tortillas rest for 10 minutes.
Heat a griddle or large cast iron skillet over medium heat, and lightly coat with vegetable oil cooking spray. Cook the tortillas on the griddle or in the skillet for 1 minute on each side, or until light brown spots form on the surface.