Making thin tortillas

Tortillas - I want them thin, but can't do it :)
@arkaf61 (10891)
Canada
January 1, 2008 11:46pm CST
This is more a question and geared towards the cooks in here. I love tortillas. Well I actually love tacos - soft tacos in special - but we can't have one without the other:) I have made flour tortillas, but my problem is that no matter how thin and big I make them, once I start cooking them they shrink and get so much thicker. I like think tortillas...what can I do? Does anybody know? Other than having something to weight them down while in the griddle I don't see how I can prevent them from shrinking and getting thicker so I'm hoping that someone in here knows what to do:)
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2 responses
8 Jan 08
I was going to train as a chef, my brothers fully trained but i've never heard of tortillas I believe. I wouldn't know where to start here, ~Joey
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@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
9 Jan 08
Mexican food, joey. I love them. Kind of like the flat breads around the world. With meat or veggies or whatever you like, taco sauce and cheese.. all rolled up... yummy a favorite of mine and everyone in our home:):):)
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9 Jan 08
That figures.. I don't like mexican food, it's something that doesn't agree with me lol
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
4 Jan 08
I think you need a correct press in order to make the flattened torillas (I still need to make my own though). When you get a proper press all you have to do is put the ball not at the center, but a little off-center, towards the joint area of the press. This way when the flattening occurs, the dough stays in the press and you don't end up with excess (either on the outside or too much of it being in the dough). Also, don't use as much flour during the flattening. Even without the experience I know this step will take some practice. I'm sure you can do it though Arka. The best to you in this endeavor.
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@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
4 Jan 08
AH! A press. Now that makes sense. I just flatten then with the rolling pin but I can see how a press will really help. I am going to look and see how I can get it. Thanks for you response. It helped :)