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Homemade Flour Tortillas

By The Dreams Weaver
This was my first attempt at homemade tortillas, and they are quite tasty! With Cinco de Mayo coming up, and COVID still looming over, we were not planning another grocery store run for another week or two! Seemed like the perfect time to try to make my own, and they come out so much cheaper and fresher than store bought.
What you will need:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp kosher salt 
3 tbsp vegetable oil 
1 cup very hot water

Stir together the flour and salt in a bowl. Mix in the oil, then slowly pour in the hot water {not boiling!}, stirring constantly. When the dough comes together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead it gently a few times to smooth out the dough. Let the dough rest in an oiled bowl covered with a towel for about an hour.

Heat a cast-iron skillet or frying pan over medium-high flame. Section off a piece of dough slightly smaller than a ping-pong ball and roll it out into a 5-inch circle until its extremely thin.

Cook the tortilla on the dry skillet for about 1 minute on the first side, until it starts to brown a little, then flip it and cook for about 30 seconds on the second side. Remove from the pan and stack onto a towel. As you stack the tortillas, wrap them in the towel while you cook the next ones to keep the warm and pliable.

Serve with breaded fish, pulled meat, chicken, pico de gallo, guacamole...the possibilities are endless! Whatever combo you choose, don't forget a cerveza or margarita!

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