Ahh, The new toy.
I bought this beautifully hand-crafted Tortilla press hot off the press from my brother-in-law. He happens to be a master craftsman and I literally happened to be at the right place at the right time. He was turning out about 10 of these little beauties and I was lucky enough to snag one the minute he was done.
It took me a while to get a chance to use it however. I started with flour tortillas. Here is the recipe I used. I Think they ended up a little puffy, but good. They were more like what I have grown up with as "fry-bread."
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup wheat flour
- 1 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup very hot water
Combine flours, baking powder and salt. Cut in the shortening. Add water a little at a time until a nice dough forms. If it's too sticky add more flour. I forgot to buy baking powder AGAIN and ended up using half soda and half cream of tartar. I'm not sure if that contributed to the puffiness I had.
Place 2 inch dough blob on plastic-wrap lined press. Press. lift and turn tortilla 90deg.
So easy a child can do it.
Fry in pan.
We served ours like tacos. Yum.