Mexican Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas

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Mexican tortillas perfect for fajitas, quesadillas, Mexican pizzas, burritos, nachos. They freeze well. Just stuff them with anything you may have on hand! This recipe, I learned from watching my Mom in Mexico, however, nobody (not even my Mom) knows how much of every ingredient you are supposed to use, so I experimented with different amounts of ingredients and came up with this one, which is pretty good and not so loaded with fat. This is great to do with kids on the weekend, and something you can enjoy anytime!

Modified from: Mexican Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas

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Original recipe yields 18 servings



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  1. In a large bowl, stir together 1 cup all-purpose flour, the whole wheat flour, and salt. Rub in the shortening until using pastry blender until the mixture is the texture of oatmeal. Make a well in the center, and pour in the hot water. Mix with a fork until all of the water is evenly incorporated. Sprinkle with a bit of additional flour, and knead until the dough does not stick to your fingers. The dough should be smooth.
  2. Make balls the size of golf balls, about 2 ounces each. (sm taco size) Place them on a tray, and cover with a cloth. Let stand for at least 1 hour, or up to 8 hours.
  3. Heat a griddle or large frying pan over high heat. On a lightly floured surface, roll out a tortilla between sheets of wax paper, to your preferred thinness. Fry one at a time. Place on the griddle for 10 seconds, as soon as you see a bubble on the top, flip the tortilla over. Let it cook for about 30 seconds, then flip and cook the other side for another 30 seconds. Roll out the next tortilla while you wait for that one to cook. Repeat until all of the balls have been cooked. Tortillas can be refrigerated or frozen.