~Here I am in the process of making the tortillas. In the back of the cookie sheet are the balls ready to be rolled out into tortillas. On your left are the ones ready to be cooked. On your right are the tortillas that have already been cooked.~
1 cup all purpose flour
4 cups whole wheat flour (Or you can use just 5 total cups of all purpose flour)
1/2 cup shortening (but since I cannot get that here, I just use reg. OIL and it works just fine!)
2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups boiling water
Flour for rolling
In a mixer, mix all 5 cups of flour, shortening OR oil and salt. (Mix this until mixture is about like dry oatmeal.)
CHANGE TO DOUGH HOOK ON MIXER
Make a well in the center and add the boiling water. Mix in mixer until dough becomes a ball. (I knead the dough a little more by hand to make sure that all the flour is mixed in well.)
Divide into however many ever tortillas you want to make. Make golf-ball sized balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Cover and let rest anywhere from 1 hour to 8 hours. (So you could make this the night before and roll them out and cook them the next morning.=) (I usually get about 18-23 small tortillas.)
Heat a griddle or frying pan o med. or med/high heat. On a floured surface roll out tortillas as thin as you desire. Cook one at a time. Place tortilla in a DRY frying pan for about 10 seconds. As soon as you see a bubble on top, flip the tortilla over. Let cook for 30 seconds, then flip BACK OVER to first side and cook for another 30 seconds! The browned spots on the cooked tortillas are normal. Place in a tortilla warmer, or on a plate with a kitchen towel to keep warm.
There you have it! It's a very easy and yummy tortilla recipe.
I hope that you'll try it...And as always...Enjoy!
We use these tortillas for burritos for lunch or supper too.
~I was pretty pleased with HOW ROUND the top tortilla turned out. =)~