Homemade flour tortillas
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- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch salt
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup water or milk
- 3 tablespoons butter, lard, or oil
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup of the water or milk to form a dough. Work in the butter, lard, or oil until smooth. Add more liquid or flour as needed to form a smooth dough that isn't too sticky.
- Remove the dough to a floured work surface and knead until smooth. Cover with a clean dish towel and set aside to rest for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat an ungreased comal, girddle, or skillet over medium flame. Cut the dough into 8 equal portions and roll each portion into a ball. Roll each ball out into roughly an 8-inch round, about 1/8-inch thick.
- Place a dough round onto the hot comal and cook for about 1 minute on each side, or until the tortilla has browned spots and is lightly puffed. Set aside and repeat with the remaining dough rounds.
Ideas For Fillings
- The most common filling for baleadas is a simple mix of beans, cheese, and the Honduran-style sour cream known as mantequilla. For more folate, add some avocado.
Other Baleadas Fillings
- Scrambled eggs; cooked and seasoned ground beef or pork, sliced avocado, pickled jalepenos, or repollo coleslaw.
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