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Flour tortillas are thin, soft, and delicious! they are typically made with lard or shortening but adding butter makes for super soft buttery flour tortillas. These tortillas date back to Mesoamerican times and till this day remains a classic of Mexican cuisine, talk about leaving a mark !
What are flour tortillas used for in Mexican cuisine?
- Leaving the dough too dry: at first the dough will feel sticky but as you continue to knead for about 8-10 minutes, it will come together beautifully.
- Dusting too much flour: to prevent drying out the dough, lightly dust the working area and ball of dough with flour. Just use what’s needed, don’t be too generous.
- Warm/cold comal (cooking surface): for the tortilla to puff, it is crucial the comal or cooking surface has been preheat and it’s HOT. It should be as hot as possible where the tortilla puffs but does not burn before cooking through. If the tortilla burns before cooked; then, it’s too hot.
- Temperature on electric stove: medium-high to high
- Temperature on gas stove: medium to medium-high
- Using your hands to flip the tortilla: If you are not experienced or this is your first time making this recipe, flipping the tortillas by hand is not a good idea. Feel free to use a spatula to prevent burning your self and be cautious.
- Do not pop the puff
TikTok followers commented this: Vanessa: "my grandma used to say that if that tortilla puffs it's because estas cocinado con amor(you are cooking them with love)." vsxrp1: "My mom used to sat someone's thinking of you and, I would say my "dad" he would be at work at the time." asabovesobelow0: "I heard if your tortillas have bubbles you need new shoes"
Youtube followers commented this: PlasmaStorm: "these look better than the ones I make. YUM! Happy new year!" AlexZander: "Mighty Tasty! I like both thin and a bit thicker type of tortillas. Depends on what recipe I am using them for." Doublesnake: "Perfection"
I always say, practice makes perfect. This recipe has only a few ingredients but the process to making them correct can take a few tries to master. Here are my tips! work on these and you will achieve beautiful tortillas in no time.