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Red, White and Blue Homemade Tortillas Recipe

Red, White and Blue Homemade Tortillas Recipe

Homemade tortillas, please. It just doesn’t feel right if there’s not some food at the Fourth of July picnic that is colored red, white and blue. And all the better if it is something that wouldn’t normally come that way. And even better yet if Mexican food could be incorporated in there somehow. I’m not sure why I said that but don’t warm, homemade tortillas sound scrumptious even so?

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Homemade Tortillas Recipe

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/4 cup water (a little more if needed)

Place dry ingredients and shortening into a bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut the shortening into the dry ingredients until pieces become about the size of peas. Use fingers to help if needed.

Add water until it becomes a soft dough.

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Separate dough into three balls.

Work red food coloring into one of the balls and blue into another. Break each color into about 4 dough balls.

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Rolls dough balls into about 10 inch thin tortillas.

Remove excess flour from each tortilla as well as possible.

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Cook in a non-stick pan on medium heat just until each side is done – this won’t take long if you rolled them out thinly.

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Stack as you cook.

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Roll with sandwich fillings or perhaps barbecued meat & sauces or just veggies. I’m feeling so patriotic. And Mexican. All rolled into one.

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