Director Robert Rodriguez's family tortilla recipe, pulled from the "10 Minute Cooking School" special feature on the Sin City DVD
Source: Sin City DVD Extras
In large mixing bowl combine the flour, salt and baking powder.
Cut in the butter (or butter and lard) using a pastry blender or your hands until mixture is incorporated and coarse, like wet sand.
Add 3/4 cup warm water and using your hands or a fork, form into a dough, not too sticky and not too dry. If too sticky, add more flour, too dry, add more water.
Knead the dough on a floured surface for a few minutes until no longer sticky; the dough should feel smooth, elastic and not dry.
Divide the dough up into 8-10 balls and arrange on a baking sheet.
Lightly dampen a tea towel with warm water, cover the dough and let rest for 20 minutes
Using a rolling pin, shape the flour tortillas into thin round circles about 6" in diameter. (Or use a wax paper lined tortilla press to form.).
Heat up a cast iron skillet on medium heat. (If you want, you can add a [~small~] amount of bacon drippings to the skillet to cook the tortillas).
Cook the tortillas until bubbles form and brown specks appear, about 1 minute. Turn over and cook other side, about another minute.
Continue cooking all the flour tortillas in the same manner.
Keep tortillas warm, stacking them one on top of the other until ready to serve. Do not allow to dry out! Use a dampened tea towel or tortilla warmer to keep tortillas pliable.
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|Serving Size: 1 (78g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 5 (2%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0.5g||1 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.1g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.2g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 2mg||0 %|
|Potassium 59.9mg||2 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 42.7g||13 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.5g||6 %|
|Sugars, other 41.2g|
|Protein 5.8g||8 %|
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Calories per serving: 204
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