Flour tortillas
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 10 tortillas
Homemade tortillas--less complicated than you'd think!
  • 300g flour (T45/T55 if in France)
  • 75g butter, softened and cut into cubes
  • Large pinch salt
  • Large pinch sugar
  • 14-15 cl very warm water
  1. Rub the butter into the flour until you obtain something a bit "sandy"--all the butter should be absorbed by the flour: given the amounts, you'll have slightly greasy flour. Add the salt and sugar, then the water little by little until it forms a soft dough. Knead just enough to bring the dough together. Let it rest 5 minutes.
  2. Divide into 10 balls of equal size. Leave them to rest for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat a cast iron skillet or a heavy frying pan with no oil on medium heat.
  4. Roll out the first ball into a circle. Put it in the pan. When it starts developing large puffy bubbles (30 s to 1 min in, don't overcook!), flip it, and cook the other side a similar time as the first. Repeat with the other balls.
  5. Store the tortillas in a kitchen cloth. Eat shortly afterwards
Recipe by Aliette de Bodard at https://aliettedebodard.com/recipes/flour-tortillas/