Flour tortillas are so bloody expensive (and rare!) outside of the U.S. so I'd like to make my own. A friend taught me how to make some ages ago, but I stopped because they were always weird and I could never get them to taste, feel or smell like the ones I got in the store (never-mind from Mexican restaurants in California!), not to mention they were always little tiny baby tortillas only intended for children with very small fingers.
The recipe was basically this (disclaimer: haven't tried in about a year):
- Add flour, oil, salt and warm water into a bowl and make a dough.
- Knead until you can't anymore.
- Break off small pieces and squish/roll out into thin tortillas.
- Throw into a frying pan with some butter.
- Occasionally flip and wait until dark spots appear on both sides.
It worked out but the results weren't spectacular, often too crispy, too thin, etc. maybe I just need to practice at it more?
How do you make big, fluffy "Mexican-style" flour tortillas (without using any special machinery) ?