I made these shells for the third time last night and they turned out so much better then I expected! I premixed the dry ingredients in my 14 cup cuisinart food processor(discontinued model) on the dough setting. I added the 2 tbsp coconut oil and pulsed until thoroughly. Then I heated my water to near boiling and added a small amount at a time while using the pulsing feature. I added just under 1.5 cups of hot water. I use King Arthur whole wheat white flour for the tortilla flour. I dumped my dough into a large plastic bowl dusted with unbleached flour and slightly kneaded. Then I made my balls of dough and covered with a paper towel to rest.
Once rested, I proceeded to roll the best I could to make the shells onto my King Arthur silicone mat. I love my shells thin and I rolled into 8inch shells. After each shell was rolled, I covered with a paper towel and let sit a few minutes after all were finished.
These shells turned out fantastic, like nothing I've ever had before. They were better tasting then the shells straight out of Mexico. Plus the whole wheat white flour makes these shells a bit healthier to eat.
I will try using olive oil next time, but the coconut oil is out of this world fabulous.
Thank you for this recipe!
I make these shells weekly in my food processor! I will use hot water just at the boiling point when mixing all together. They are the best shells that we've ever eaten. I now roll my shells on the underside of a large dinner plate to get them round looking. I try using the least amount of white unbleached flour possible for rolling and I still roll them
very thin, just make sure to lift carefully to prevent ripping. I still use King Arthur whole wheat flour for the mix. Using olive oil or coconut oil does not have a taste difference, so olive oil is what I mainly use since its healthier.
Please thank your sister for sharing this recipe. There is nothing better then foods cooked from scratch.