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Making Fresh Tortillas - The Sequel! / Tip: Making Fresh Taco Shells



The sequel is better than the original! This is my 2nd attempt at making Fresh Tortillas; I used a houseofyumm.com recipe I found on Pinterest! It had very good instructions and tips! My first attempt was okay to pretty good -- I was lazy with my first attempt and didn't roll them out with a rolling pin. They tasted good, but maybe they looked more like roti or chapati. Haha!


https://www.pinterest.com/pin/778348748088585175/

https://houseofyumm.com/flour-tortillas/




Attempt #1:


I made 1/3 batch of the ingredients below. I used shortening instead of lard.


According to the recipe, this would only make 4 tortillas, but I made smaller ones and got 11 actually (see below).


Ingredients:







One difference with her recipe was you mix the water with lard / fat of choice -- separately from the flour. She also says you want to make sure that the fat is dissolved. I think this tip helped! I just microwaved the water for 30-45 seconds.



Then you mix it with flour & salt, and you knead it for 10 min. Good tips on what the dough should be like. I just kneaded it while I was watching TV. Then I made it into 11 little balls and let it rest for 30 min.


Rolling out the tortillas: Before I rolled out the tortillas, I put a cast iron pan on the stove on medium (without oil) to let it heat up -- they take 5-10 min. to heat up. Good tip on that the dough should thin and translucent before cooking them.




Then you just cook them for 45-60 sec. on each side or until there are brown spots.







Tip: Making Taco Shells:

To make Taco Shells, right out of the pan when they were still warm -- I took the warm tortilla shells and put them in the bottom of a muffin pan.


I learned that trick from a few YouTube videos. :)





RESULT: Success!


We are good at this! The tortillas were really good! As I mentioned above, houseofyumm.com had really good tips on how to make the tortillas. Check it out!


Here are a bunch of the taco shells and some ground beef tacos -- Yum! Check out that post!


Give it a try! We are good at this!




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