The flour mix, make a well.

The flour mix, make a well.

Daddy got Mama a toy.  It’s a tortilla press.  The proper way to thank one’s husband for a toy is to use it! 🙂  But, oh where to begin?  All Recipes has a well rated flour tortilla recipe here.  The whole point of making our tortillas was to use our own flour.  We use a NutriMill to grind the flour.  It’s been with us for a few years now and still works like it’s new.  Some day I’ll step on my soapbox for you about the evils of pre-ground flour, even wheat.  But not today.  Above you can see the flour and oil, mixed.  I didn’t use hydrogenated oil… Just lard.  No transfats.  I used a ratio of white to wheat at 2:3 as we tweak the recipe.

Resting Tortillas

Resting Tortillas

 Our tortilla dough.   Apparently the resting of the dough is a very important step.  Always read some of the top comments about the recipe before attemtping it!  We reduced the salt to 2.5 teaspoons and used a full cup of lard.  Kneaded it gently until it wasn’t sticky and rolled it into balls slightly larger than a golf ball and flattened a bit into a disc.  Cover and let rest.

Frying 'em up!

Frying 'em up!

Follow the directions on the recipe and they come out perfect.

Crisp, fresh tortillas

Crisp, fresh tortillas

They came out beautifully.  I’ve never had tortillas made fresh before.  Who knew they were more than just a “stuffins” holder?  They have flavor and texture!  Wow.  I could get really used to this.  And since I can’t tell they were about 60% whole wheat at ALL, I’ll up the percentage next time.  They are fantastic!

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