Flour Tortillas

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Finding a proper Mexican restaurant in Shanghai is pretty much an adventure. I’ve been to almost all of them in town: Cantina Agave, El Mexicano, Maya,…. they all are way too over priced and not authentic. At least this is my opinion!

That’s why I have decided to learn how to make simple mexican food myself.

The first step is making Tortillas, the base of most mexican dishes.

Here is the recipe!

Ingredients (for 6 tortillas):

  • 1 and 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup shortening (or butter)
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp instant yeast

In a bowl place flour, salt, yeast and shortening (butter) and mix it with your hands until it resample coarse meal

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Slowly add warm water and work the dough till it gets smooth. Cover it up and have it rest for about 15 min.

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Divide the dough into 6 little balls. Roll each ball of dough out into a round shape.

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Place each raw tortilla on a warm comal and cook on each side for about 1 min.

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Now you can use the tortillas for making burritos, quesadilla, Fajitas, ext.

One tortilla provides

  • Calories: 212 (from fat 81)
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.3 g
  • Protein: 4.3 g

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.

  • CHIARA

    me sembra dall impasto piu una pizza….ora metto le foto di come preparo io la pizza…..che cena che ti abbiamo preparato no???