If you haven’t made homemade tortillas yet…what are you waiting for!? The difference between freshly homemade, and store-bought is night and day. They are so soft, I mean so soft, and have more flavor than store-bought tortillas. Plus I can pronounce all the ingredients.
I had dinner planned out, but we stayed so busy all day that time got away from me. So I changed dinner at the last minute. I wanted something quick so I decided on sheet pan quesadillas. This is such a great and easy way to make a large batch all at once. As a mom of 9, I love quick when it has been a busy day. Making the tortillas is so easy, in about 20 minutes you can have these done. Once you make these, you will never want store-bought tortillas again.
I use lard for mine, but you can use butter or olive oil if you don’t have lard. Shameless plug, if you are local we raise pigs, so you could make your own lard.
This is a recipe for a large batch. Go ahead and make them…you can freeze the leftovers.
This recipe makes 32 tortillas. If you don’t need or want to make that many, you can half this recipe.
- 6 C Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 2 tsp Salt
- 2/3 C Lard
- 2 C Warm Water
In your mixer combine the dry ingredients and mix with your dough hook. With the mixer on low add the remaining ingredients. Turn the mixer on medium and mix until it forms a ball. Now turn the mixer on low until the ball is smooth and pulls away from the sides.
Take the dough and put it on a floured surface. Divide the dough into 32 balls. Make sure they are all about the same size. Roll each ball in flour and set it on a cookie sheet. Cover with a clean towel and let rest for 10 minutes. This will help you to be able to roll it out better.
When the 10 minutes is almost up go ahead and preheat your griddle, blackston, or pan. Take the dough and press it down with your hand, this makes it easier to roll out. Keeping everything floured, roll out each piece as thin as you can.
Place the tortilla in a hot pan or on a griddle and cook for 40 seconds, flip and cook the other side for about 10-15 seconds. You do not need to grease the pan.
Remove the tortillas and place them in a tortilla warmer or stack them between some paper towels.
https://amzn.to/3u7jZFe Here is the link for the tortilla warmer we use. It is made in the USA, BPA and melamine free.
Store any leftover tortillas in an air tight container in the fridge or freeze them.
Let me know if you make these!
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