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Wheat-flour tortillas

Australian Gourmet Traveller Mexican recipe for wheat-flour tortillas

By Rodney Dunn
  • 10 mins preparation
  • 45 mins cooking plus resting
  • Serves 40
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Wheat-flour tortillas


  • 900 gm bread flour (6 cups)
  • 240 gm lard


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    Place flour in a large bowl, add lard and, using fingertips, rub until combined, then make a well in the centre. Combine 2 tsp sea salt with 2 cups water, pour into well and mix until combined. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, cover with plastic wrap and stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Heat a hotplate or large heavy-based frying pan over low heat. Roll tablespoons of dough into 1mm-2mm-thick, 15cm-diameter circles and cook, in batches, for 1-2 minutes each side or until just coloured. Cover with a tea towel to keep warm.
  • Author: Rodney Dunn