Flour Tortillas 3
Source of Recipe
3 cups flour (all-purpose or whole wheat)
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water
Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually stir in enough warm water to form a crumbly dough; then work dough with your hands until it holds together. Turn out onto a board and knead until smooth. Divide into 12 pieces and shape each into a smooth ball. Cover lightly with plastic film and let rest about 15 minutes.
For each tortilla, flatten one ball into a 4 or 5-inch patty, then roll into a 9-inch round, rolling from center to edges. Turn tortilla often, stretching dough as you carefully peel it off board. Make sure theseare PAPER thin, the thinner, the better!
As each tortilla is shaped, place on preheated, dry, heavy griddle or heavywide frying pan over medium-high heat. On a preheated electric griddle setat medium-high heat or about 375 degrees.Almost immediately, tiny blisters should appear.
Turn tortilla andimmediately start pressing a wide spatula directly on top of it-- pressgently but firmly all over the top. Blisters will form over most of surface as you press. Turn tortilla and press all over other side until blisters turn a golden brown; tortilla should remain soft.
If tortillas stick or brown too quickly, reduce heat.Stack tortillas as cooked inside a folded cloth towel within a plastic bag;close bag and let tortillas steam and soften until all are cooked.Serve tortillas as soon as they are soft; or cool, remove from bag, wrap infoil, and refrigerate or freeze.
Makes 9-inch flour tortillas.
Made with whole wheat flour..Calories.....99..Fat...0.6 g...Fiber..2 g.
Made with all-purpose flour ..Calories....104...Fat...0.3..Fiber ..2 g.
This recipe for Almost Fat- Free Flour Tortillas serves/makes 12.