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Hi everyone! It’s a recipe post! It’s been so long since I’ve done one, I love food, why not post about it? As the title says, I’m making tortillas, I make them every week, sometimes twice a week and honestly, I don’t think I’ll ever buy tortillas again. Prepare for some nom nom goodness, let us begin!

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So here is part of the recipe, I got it from The Pioneer Woman, who is awesome, by the way and has a show on the food network that comes on around 7 or 8 in the morning ( I’m barely alive at that time, I honestly can’t remember). Here is what I used:

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I got the flour, baking powder and himalayan pink salt from Costco and the Snow Cap Lard from Fred Meyer. You can also find this lard at New Sagaya. And last but not least, I used this beauty:

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Isn’t she pretty, I call her Lovely because she is :). These are the attachments i used:

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Now what you do is combine all your dry ingredients and mix( I used my paddle attachment). Then add spoonfuls of lard to the mix:

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Mix until it resembles crumbs (which I don’t have a picture of, just visualize the crumbs, ok). After that add the hot water and mix until it looks like this:

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Now it’s time to knead your do 30-40 times. You can do that, I used my hook attachment:

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Here are some action shots:

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You want to knead it until it’s less sticky. After your done kneading, cover your bowl with a tea towel and let it rest for at least an hour. When an hour is up, form the dough into balls, like so:

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Then cover bowl again and wait 20-30 minutes. Now your ready to roll out the dough! Woot!

Here is what I do, I sprinkle a little bit of flour on the counter, but the ball on the counter, dip my fingers in flour and pat the ball semi flat,like so:

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Then you just roll it out:

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My family likes a thicker tortilla, the pioneer woman likes hers thinner. You can customize this to your liking. (Also, when you first attempt this recipe, it may come out.. a little weird. The first time I made it, I used butter, which was fine but when I went to roll them out, they ended up being oblong ovals. It takes practice, believe me, lots of practice.)When you take it off the counter, you want to be extra gentle or you’ll end up with this:

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So be gentle. Temperature wise, you want it to be hot enough to brown on both sides without the tortilla getting crispy, for my stove that is medium/low. I know it will sound kind of funny, but everyones stove is different, so you’ll probably have to play around with it to get the perfect temperature. I used my flat top griddle for this, but you can also use a cast iron skillet

more action shots:

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You want to cook for 30 seconds on each side, then put them on a plate and cover with a tea towel, like so:

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Then when you’re all done you get to eat them and be pleasantly surprised by how awesomely delicious they are:

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Closeup:

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Nomnomnomnomnom. Enjoy! If you try this out,let me know what you think in the comments below. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to subscribe :).

 

 

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