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Fresh Flour Tortillas
3½ cups flour 1 tsp salt ½ tsp baking powder ½ cup neutral oil 1 cup very hot water
© Annabel Langbein Media
Place flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl and add oil and hot water. Mix to combine and then knead for 3 minutes. The dough should be soft enough to roll easily. Cover and allow to stand for 15 minutes.
Divide into 16 portions. Roll into balls, then roll out balls very thinly on a lightly floured board. If you want perfectly round tortillas, use a tortilla press or place a plate on top of each rolled tortilla and cut around it. Heat a frypan or hot plate and cook tortillas one by one over a low heat. Flip when bubbles puff up. The tortilla will start to fill up with air – when this happens flip it again, squash it down a bit and continue cooking until a few browned marks have appeared on both sides (about 1 minute each side). Fresh Flour Tortillas can be reheated briefly in the microwave between paper towels or wrapped in tin foil and heated in the oven.