Yields 8
Homemade flour tortillas
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  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. Pinch salt
  4. 1/2 to 3/4 cup water or milk
  5. 3 tablespoons butter, lard, or oil
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  1. 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
  1. Scrambled eggs; cooked and seasoned ground beef or pork, sliced avocado, pickled jalepenos, or repollo coleslaw.
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