Beef Tallow Flour Tortillas
Fluffy, Mexican-style tortillas that will give store bought a run for their money
- Difficulty (0 = Caveman, 5 = Thomas Keller): 3
- Serving size: 12
- Prep/cook time: 1 hour
- Meat temp: N/A
- 4 tbsp beef tallow
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 tsp salt
- 2/3 cups water
- Add the flour, baking powder and salt to a bowl. Stir with a fork to incorporate everything.
- Make sure your beef tallow is very cold. I like to take it from the fridge and set in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
- Next, cut the tallow into small cubes and drop directly into the flour. Then rub the tallow into the flour. Take your thumb, middle finger and index finger, and make a “show me the money” gesture kinda rub. Do this until the tallow has fully incorporated into the flour. You almost won’t see it.
- Slowly add the cold water and mix to combine. Don’t over mix.
- Let out rest for 20 minutes.
- Get a skillet to medium high heat.
- Pull off 2 oz of dough from the mix, flour a surface and rolling pin and roll flat. About 1/4 inch.
- If you’re gonna stack them, be sure to flour the tops or they will stick together.
- Cook in the pan one at a time. They will begin to bubble and fill with air. Flip them then. You can cook them longer for a darker color. Take a peek and look if you like the color. They cook very fast and cook faster the hotter your skillet gets.
- Every so often the flour in the pan begins to burn. I simply get a paper towel and oven mitt, tip over my sink and wipe it out. This can leave ugly dark crusty bits on your tortillas (I’d say every 6 tortillas you should do this).
- Get a tortilla warmer or a towel to keep warm. If you use strong detergent, your tortillas will absorb that flavor. Don’t ask me how I know. My scent free wash leaves no hint of soap.
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