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Soft Flour Tortillas

Author: Sue Gray

Soft Flour Tortillas Recipe

These soft, tasty tortillas include a touch of high-fiber barley flour.

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12 tortillas


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  1. Combine all the ingredients, then beat at high speed for about 1 minute to make a soft, slightly sticky dough.
  2. Place in a greased bowl, cover, and let rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Place the dough on a greased work surface. Divide it into 12 pieces, each about the size of a walnut (about 1 5/8 ounces).
  4. Roll each piece into a ball. Cover the balls and let rest for 15 minutes.
  5. Use a tortilla press, a rolling pin, or your hands to pat each ball of dough into a thin, 4" to 5" circle.
  6. Let these rest 15 minutes (they'll shrink a bit), then roll each circle into a thin 6" to 8" round. Keep rolled-out dough rounds covered to prevent drying out.
  7. Heat an ungreased heavy cast iron skillet or griddle over high heat. Cook the tortillas one at a time, until small dark spots form and the dough is set, about 20 to 30 seconds per side.
  8. Stack finished tortillas in a napkin, or wrap in foil to keep warm until ready to serve.
  9. Tortillas may be rewarmed in the microwave, or wrapped in foil and heated in a 350°F oven.
  10. Yield: 12 tortillas.