Flour tortillas #02

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
¾ teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons Vegetable shortening; lard or oil; optional
1 cup Lukewarm water; about

Mix flour, baking powder and salt together in mixing bowl. Blend in shortening. Gradually stir in water until crumbly dough forms. Work dough with hands until dough holds together. Shape into ball on floured board.

Knead ball of dough until smooth.

Divide dough into 12 equal parts. Cover. Let stand 15 minutes. Flatten each part to about 4-inch circle. Roll into 8-inch circle with rolling pin.

Cook on hot, ungreased griddle or comal.

Makes 12 tortillas.

Each tortilla without shortening, contains about 105 calories; 183mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 0 fat; 22g carbohydrates; 3g protein; .09g fiber.

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