*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                                TORTILLAS
 
 Recipe By     : FF Mailing List  (Jeffrey Butera)
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Mexican and Southwestern         Breads: Quick & Muffins
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      cups          flour
    2      teaspoons     baking powder
      3/4  teaspoon      salt
    1      cup           warm water
 
 
 This recipes work GREAT!  First time I tried it, no problems except
 make sure you roll the tortillas as thin as possible!  Best used same day
 as they are made as they do get hard if you cool & save for several days.
 
 
 Stir together flour, baking powder and salt.  Gradually stir in enough warm
 water to form a crumbly dough; then work dough with your hands until it
 holds together.  Turn out onto a board and knead until smooth.  Divide into
 12 pieces and shape each into a smooth ball.  Cover lightly with plastic
 film and let rest about 15 minutes.
 
 For each tortilla, flatten one ball into a 4 or 5-inch patty, then roll
 into a 9-inch round, rolling from center to edges.  Turn tortilla often,
 stretching dough as you carefully peel it off board.   Make sure these
 are PAPER thin, the thinner, the better!
 
 As each tortilla is shaped, place on preheated, dry, heavy griddle or heavy
 wide frying pan over medium-high heat.  On a preheated electric griddle set
 at medium-high heat or about 375 degrees.
 
 Almost immediately, tiny blisters should appear.  Turn tortilla and
 immediately start pressing a wide spatula directly on top of it-- press
 gently but firmly all over the top.  Blisters will form over most of
 surface as you press.  Turn tortilla and press all over other side until
 bilsters turn a golden brown; tortilla should remain soft.  If tortillas
 stick or brown too quickly, reduce heat.
 
 Stack tortillas as cooked inside a folded cloth towel within a plastic bag;
 close bag and let tortillas steam and soften until all are cooked.
 Serve tortillas as soon as they are soft; or cool, remove from bag, wrap in
 foil, and refrigerate or fressze.  Makes 1 dozen 9-inch flour tortillas.
 
 
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 Per serving: 1370 Calories; 4g Fat (2% calories from fat); 39g Protein;
 288g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 2340mg Sodium