I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

You can make the dough like I do or buy store bought tortillas if you want to make it easier.  I prefer homemade tortillas.   If you decide to make them with store bought tortillas, you will only have to deep fry them & sprinkle the sugar on them.

(makes 70-80 chips)

*2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
*1 teaspoon kosher salt
*2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
*1-2 tablespoons lard or vegetable shortening
*1 cup hot water
*2-3 cups vegetable oil (for frying)
*cinnamon sugar

~Whisk the flour, salt & baking powder together in a mixing bowl.
~Mix in the lard/vegetable shortening with pastry blender or fork, until the flour resembles course crumbs.
~Slowly add water and mix until the dough comes together.
~Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead 30-40 times.
~Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
~Divide dough in 16 equal pieces.
~Roll each piece into a ball.
~Allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes.
~Roll each dough into a very thin semi-round tortilla.
~Line a cookie sheet with paper towels.
~Heat oil in a heavy sauce pan to 350 degrees.
~Cut tortillas into small triangles.
~Carefully place in hot oil and cook for 30-60 seconds per side, or until a light golden brown.
~Remove from oil and place on cookie sheet.
~Sprinkle both sides with desired amount of cinnamon sugar.
~Repeat until all tortillas are cooked.

`sprinkle lightly with sea salt for a sweet/salty taste.
`omit cinnamon sugar and sprinkle with sea salt.

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