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Homemade Flour Tortillas
2 cups of flour
3 tbsp. baking powder
½ tsp. of salt
¼ cup of lard
½ to ¾ cup of warm water
Start by adding your flour, baking powder and salt, mixing to combine. Then add your Lard. Work in your lard until its well incorporated. Create a well in your bowl of your dry ingredients and add your water a little at a time, incorporating each addition well (You may not use all the water and it could take more it just depends on the humidity). The dough will be sticky at first. Knead the dough till the bowl becomes clean and your shoulder is tired and then knead it for 2 more minutes. Once the dough is kneaded to the proper texture, begin by dividing the dough into 8, 2-inch balls. Your now ready to begin rolling out and cooking the tortillas. Work a dough ball in to a disc with the center thinner and the edges thicker. Begin rolling out the disc on a floured surface. Do not apply too much pressure as you roll them out. The consistent back and forth motion is what will create the rolled-out tortilla. Don’t worry about getting them perfectly round, that will come with time and practice. You will want to roll them out to about 1/16th of an inch thick. Place tortilla on a rocket hot griddle or even nonstick skillet to cook. Cook each tortilla for a total of 1 ½ to 2 minutes, flipping from side to side every 15 seconds or so. Once cooked they may feel a little stiff, however place them in a tea towel with the other warm tortillas and they will limber back up.
Here is a little video that will walk you through how to make tortillas.
Arturo’s Grill Seasoning
We use this grill seasoning on about everything! It goes with beef, pork and chicken! We also toss our oven fries in it from time to time! So make a big batch and keep it handy!
4 tablespoons kosher salt
3 tablespoons New Mexico Chili Powder
2 tablespoons dried granulated garlic
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
1 tablespoon ground thyme
Combine all ingredients in a mason jar and shake.