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  • What do you use to make a flour tortilla?

  • I usually make my Flour Tortilla recipe with butter, but vegetable shortening will also work. Aside from your fat of choice, you’ll obviously need flour. I use unbleached all-purpose. In addition to those two main ingredients, you’ll also be using baking powder, salt, and water.

  • How do you make tortillas with shortening?

  • You’ll need to mix the dough, flatten it into rounds and cook each one on the stove to create delicious tortillas perfect for filling with taco meat or veggies. Mix the flour and baking powder in a bowl. Add the shortening and mix it in with your hands until you get a coarse meal consistency. Dissolve the sea salt into the water.

  • How do you make a tortilla ball?

  • Knead on a lightly floured surface until a smooth and elastic dough is formed. For thinner tortillas, divide dough into 12 balls. For thicker tortillas, divide it into 8 balls. To roll tortillas into a round-ish shape, roll flattened ball of dough in one direction from the center to the top edge.

  • How to make tortillas with the right texture?

  • The secret for how to make tortillas with the right texture? A quick 鈥渄ry fry.鈥?This means the tortillas are cooked quickly over high heat without any oil or fat in the pan. Once your pan is fully preheated, move the dough from your work surface (or the parchment paper) into the pan. Use a dough scraper to release any sticky spots before moving.