Tortillas de Harina Recipe

Tortillas de Harina Recipe

To make Mexican-style flour tortillas, I always prefer making Tortillas de Harina Recipe. The reason is that they are authentic, easy to make, need no fancy ingredients, and are loaded with nutrition and carbohydrates that are easily digestible.

These tortillas de Harina are fluffy, soft, and chewable. Vegetarians can easily try these thanks to wheat flour. The combination of simple ingredients creates a flavor that is simple yet appetizing, and you can not help but eat. These are so good that you can even eat them without anything being served with them.

So let’s not wait and head on to make Tortilla de Harina!

How to Make Tortilla de Harina?

For making tortilla de Harina, you knead the dough, make balls and roll it into a tortilla. Cook and enjoy. As simple and quick to read, these are easygoing and equally simple and quick to make. Omitting the resting time for the dough, you just need half an hour to make these yummy tortillas. So let’s try them out!

Ingredients for Tortilla de Harina Recipe

With some simple ingredients, you can make this soft and fluffy tortilla de Harina recipe. You need the following ingredients:

  • All purpose flour = 3-½ cups
  • Salt = 1 tsp
  • Pork lard/ olive oil/ butter = ⅓ cup (2.5 oz)
  • Hot water = 1 cup

Instructions for Making Tortilla de Harina Recipe

This is a super easy recipe just like the simple ingredients it requires to make. Follow these instructions to make these tortillas:

Step 1

Knead the dough by hand or with the mixer. For the mixer, add the flour, water, lard, and salt in a stand mixer bowl and knead at medium speed. An elastic dough will be formed.

Step 2

Then use a damp kitchen towel to cover the dough in the bowl. Keep it aside unbothered for 15 minutes.

Step 3

Flour a surface, and transfer the dough after 15 minutes to the floured surface. Knead it again for some time and make a large round ball of dough.

Step 4

Take out the small portions from the dough ball and make small round balls of almost equal size. Make about 12-14 balls.

Step 5

Cover the small balls with a kitchen towel or a cling film and leave them unbothered for 10 minutes.

Step 6

Over medium flame, heat the cast iron skillet.

Step 7

Then flour the working surface and place a small dough ball on it. Flatten the ball with your hand and roll it into a thin and round tortilla using a rolling pin. 

Step 8

Cook the tortilla in the heated skillet for 20 seconds. Flip and cook from the other side so that it has some dark spots and is puffy. Flip again a few more times and cook both sides until they are done nicely.

Step 9

To keep them warm and soft, place them between kitchen towels. Repeat the same procedure with other dough balls.

Recipe Tips

Here are some recipe tips:

  • You can adjust the amount of water to achieve the desired consistency of dough.
  • While preheating the skillet, make sure it is hot and not just warm.

Serving Suggestion

Here are some serving suggestions that you can try for tortilla de Harina:

  • Apple Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
  • Lahmajun (Armenian Pizza)
  • Black Bean ‘n’ Corn Quesadillas
  • Coffee Cream Tortilla Cups
  • Tasty Burritos
  • Hot Crab Pinwheels
  • Club Roll-Ups

FAQs

What fat can I use for making tortillas?

Traditionally, tortillas are made using lard. But you can also use vegetable oil, shortening, or butter.

How do I prevent tortillas from drying out?

Use a foil to wrap the tortillas and then place them in the oven and stick them. When needed to serve, take them out of the oven and keep them wrapped until serving so that they do not dry out. 

How long do homemade flour tortillas stay fresh?

At room temperature, they can last for 3 days. But refrigerated tortillas stay good for even a week.

What can I make with flour tortillas besides tacos and burritos?

There are unlimited options to try. For instance, you can make Fiesta Pinwheels, Chicken Quesadillas, Firecracker Casserole, Vegetarian Tortilla Lasagna, and many more.

Closing

While these tortillas de Harina is easy and simple to make, they are equally easygoing on your stomach and are full of nutrition. One more good thing about them is that they are a good serving option that goes along well with a myriad of recipes, from snacks to main course meals and even desserts. In short, these are a complete package.

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Tortillas de Harina Recipe

Tortillas de Harina Recipe

For making tortilla de Harina, you knead the dough, make balls and roll it into a tortilla. Cook and enjoy. As simple and quick to read, these are easygoing and equally simple and quick to make.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 1 large tortilla
Calories 188 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3-½ cups All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • cup Pork lard/ olive oil/ butter
  • 1 cup Hot water

Instructions
 

  • Knead the dough by hand or with the mixer. For the mixer, add the flour, water, lard, and salt in a stand mixer bowl and knead at medium speed. An elastic dough will be formed.
  • Then use a damp kitchen towel to cover the dough in the bowl. Keep it aside unbothered for 15 minutes.
  • Flour a surface, and transfer the dough after 15 minutes to the floured surface. Knead it again for some time and make a large round ball of dough.
  • Take out the small portions from the dough ball and make small round balls of almost equal size. Make about 12-14 balls.
  • Cover the small balls with a kitchen towel or a cling film and leave them unbothered for 10 minutes.
  • Over medium flame, heat the cast iron skillet.
  • Then flour the working surface and place a small dough ball on it. Flatten the ball with your hand and roll it into a thin and round tortilla using a rolling pin. 
  • Cook the tortilla in the heated skillet for 20 seconds. Flip and cook from the other side so that it has some dark spots and is puffy. Flip again a few more times and cook both sides until they are done nicely.
  • To keep them warm and soft, place them between kitchen towels. Repeat the same procedure with other dough balls.

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcal
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