how to make tortillas

Taste Connections Tortillas

cooked-tortillas

TC Multi-baking mix 2 ½ cups
Taco seasoning (optional) ½ tsp
Water ½ – ¾ cups (enough to make dough)
Combine the baking mix and the seasoning, if adding, in a bowl; add enough water to make a stiff dough.
Knead for 3 – 5 minutes to be soft enough to roll into circles.
Divide the dough into 12 equal parts.
Using a rolling pin roll each ball into a thin tortilla (dusting corn starch so that the dough doesn’t stick), approximately measuring 8 – 9 inches in diameter.

TORTILLAS-ROLLING RESIZED

Please view a short video on rolling tortilla dough in a post below.
Heat a griddle or a frying pan and cook one tortilla at a time. Place one rolled tortilla on the hot pan and cook for 30 seconds on one side.

TORTILLAS COOKING
Turn it to the other side and cook on the other side until small bubbles appear on the surface. After this step you could finish cooking the tortillas in 2 ways
1. Repeat the cooking and turning processes until both the sides of the tortilla are covered with small bubbles that indicate the tortilla is cooked.  Remove from the pan and spread the cooked tortilla with melted margarine or vegetable oil keep it covered in a cloth towel or a tortilla warmer.

2. You could then cook directly on an open flame as seen in the picture below. The tortilla will bubble up like a balloon within 5-6 seconds. Using a tong remove from the flame before it burns. This cooks the tortilla from inside out and keeps it moist and pliable for a very long time.

TORT-COOKING ON OPEN FLAME

Cook all the tortillas similarly and keep them wrapped in a cloth towel. Makes 12 tortillas.
The tortilla can be cooked in an electric tortilla press or flatbread maker
NUTRIENT INFORMATION:
KCAL    PROTgm     PHEmg     METmg      LEUmg
Per Recipe    1050      0.9            27.5         5.8             50
Per tortilla      87.5    0.08            2.3          0.5             4.2

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