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Flour Tortillas


Sep 29, 20

Flour Tortillas

Flour Tortillas

Cook Time: 60 mins
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Watch this gringo make some damn good flour tortillas using beef tallow and the handmade tortilla press, AKA the Chud Press! With them we can make some bacon egg and cheese breakfast tacos, an Austin TX staple.


  • 450g bread flour
  • 15g kosher salt
  • 12g baking powder
  • 130g beef tallow (or butter/shortening)
  • 250g hot water


  • In a food processor, combine the bread flour, kosher salt, and baking powder.
  • Pulse the ingredients together to mix them. 
  • Add the beef tallow (or butter/shortening) to the food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles sandy crumbs. 
  • Gradually pour the hot water into the food processor while it's running. The dough is ready when it no longer sticks to the sides of the processor and forms a cohesive ball. 
  • Allow the dough to knead for a couple of minutes. 
  • Let it rest in the food processor for 30 minutes.
  • After the dough has rested, remove it from the food processor. If the dough is too wet, lightly sprinkle some flour on your work surface. 
  • Roll the dough into a smooth ball. 
  • Cut the dough ball into 50-gram portions, which will yield what I considered a perfect tortilla size. However, you can adjust the size to your preference. 
  • Ensure that all the dough balls are smooth and that the seams are on the bottom. 
  • Roll them on the table to make them even smoother. 
  • Place the dough balls on a damp kitchen towel and cover them for another 10-15 minutes.
  • Preheat your tortilla press or chud press. 
  • Lightly spray the press with oil. 
  • Take one of the dough balls and place it in the center of the press. 
  • Gently press down to create a tortilla.
  • Set the pressed tortilla aside in a tortilla warmer and repeat the process with the remaining dough balls. 
  • For the first cook, keep the tortillas slightly blonde and light. This allows you to add more color and cook them further when you're ready to use them for tacos 
  • Once all the tortillas are pressed and cooked, they are ready to be served. Use them to wrap your favorite fillings or as a side for various dishes. 
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