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Homemade Butter

Recently, I have taken to making more food than I had ever thought possible. I have tried my hand at toaster pastries, gnocchi, cheese, pizza dough, pretzel bread, and then the one the surprised me the most: homemade butter. Making butter at home is relatively easy and interesting. If you don’t use the buttermilk that forms in the process I would argue it is probably not any cheaper than buying butter, but if were already buying buttermilk as well as butter it might be worth it. It also might be worth it just to have something to try, and to show the kids.

For this recipe you will need a stand mixer and heavy cream, and if you want salted butter 3/4 teaspoon per quart. One quart of cream will give you roughly a pound of butter.

If you are making unsalted butter this is the only ingredient you will need. Otherwise add your 3/4 teaspoon salt now.

If you are making unsalted butter this is the only ingredient you will need. Otherwise add your 3/4 teaspoon salt now.

Using your whisk attachment start mixing on a lower speed.

Using your whisk attachment start mixing on a lower speed.

When the cream starts to thicken some you can turn up the speed to a medium high.

When the cream starts to thicken some you can turn up the speed to a medium high.

The longer it mixes you will notice it starts to become whipped cream.

The longer it mixes you will notice it starts to become whipped cream.

You will want to keep mixing beyond that point.

You will want to keep mixing beyond that point, occasionally scrapping the sides of the bowl.

The cream will begin to turn a light shade of yellow

The cream will begin to turn a light shade of yellow

It will start to thin out and get clumpy.

It will start to thin out and get clumpy.

Homemade Butter

The butter is ready when the butter is sticking to your whisk and you see the buttermilk in the bowl.

The butter is ready when the butter is sticking to your whisk and you see the buttermilk in the bowl.

At this point you will want to strain your butter. Be sure to pick it up, and try to squeeze out as much of the butter milk as possible.

At this point you will want to strain your butter. Be sure to pick it up, and try to squeeze out as much of the butter milk as possible.

Now that you have your pound of butter, you will want to rinse it off. Run it under cool water, and then submerge it in a bowl full of icy water. (And I do mean lots of ice in the water!) Let it sit there for about 5 minutes (longer if you wish, but at least 5 minutes.) Drain off the ice water, which should have slight milky color about it now.

Store your butter  in a piece of Tupperware in the fridge. The more of the buttermilk you drained off the longer it will last. If your didn’t drain it well it could spoil in days, otherwise it will last a while. I have read up to 4 weeks in the fridge, but I will be honest with all the baking I do it doesn’t last that long around here. I am lucky if homemade butter lasts a four days!

Have fun! And enjoy!

Preschool Homeschool: Themed Lessons

In our preschool homeschool we have been doing themed lessons as of recently. I thought I would share one of our themes from a couple of weeks back. At the preschool level I like to cover character, colors, shapes, introduction of letters, listening skills/ reading skills, counting, and as Chloe advances  further along letter and number recognition.

As I read blogs from homeschooling veterans, and books from experts they all seem to agree on one thing. At this age learning through play is natural. With this in mind while we have lessons, I have decided to keep them short and enjoyable. The lessons themselves are centered around things my children already enjoy doing even without specific lessons in mind. I would encourage you even if you plan on sending your preschooler to public or private school to keep the idea of active playing or playing with purpose in mind with your preschooler. While free play is wonderful playing with purpose helps children to understand from a young age learning can happen in almost every environment.

My girls naturally gravitate towards arts and crafts, stories, videos, games, and anything that involves outdoor play. My two oldest girls also love helping Momma in the kitchen. What do your kids love to do? Think about those things. Use the things they enjoy to introduce new concepts and reinforce old ones. Time spent with building blocks, for example, can also be a quick lesson in counting or colors, simply by asking them to hand you a specific number of blocks or asking them to find a certain color block. Arts and crafts also naturally lend themselves to learning. With crafts, kids work on fine motor skills, cutting, pasting, counting, color/ shape recognition, and more. They just need a parent there to challenge them to try new things, help them when they get stuck, and supervise to make sure they don’t eat the glue or cut their sibling’s project in half. ūüėČ

Now that you have the idea, here is my theme from a couple of weeks ago:

 

Homeschool Preschool: Themed Lessons

Fishies

I kicked off the lesson with a viewing of  Finding Nemo. I used the movie to talk about love, family, and listening skills. Plus it is just a cute movie.

Then we read a poem about fish.¬†Now¬†I really would have loved to have read The Rainbow Fish, but since we don’t have that book. I searched for children’s poems about fish. Reading is a great way to help young children build their vocabulary, so as you read ¬†to them not only read their favorites introduce new stories, poems, and concepts.

The final portion to the lesson was a fish craft.

Materials needed:

  • construction paper
  • crayons/ markers/ paint (really whatever you are comfortable letting them use)
  • scissors
  • white paper
  • glue sticks

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Cut a fish shape out of your white paper.
  2. Draw face on fish.
  3. Cut scales out of construction paper.
  4. Demonstrate how to use the glue stick to put a scale on the fish.
  5. Let the kids have fun decorating their fish with the scales and coloring utensils.
  6. Display fish for all to see. ūüėČ

***What are some of the ways your children learn best? What are some of your ideas for learning through active play?***

Keeping the Romance Alive

Keeping the romance alive in your marriage, especially with children, can be a tricky endeavor. What can be even trickier is writing out advice on how to keep romance alive. Just because I find something romantic that doesn’t mean you will. Romance looks different from marriage to marriage and from one stage in life to the next. Keeping The Romance Alive

With that said here are my 4 steps to keeping the romance alive:

1. Throw away the comparisons.

You just got married yesterday, your marriage will not have the same look and feel as the couple who has been married the last 30 years. Oh you have been married for 50 years? It is okay if your marriage doesn’t look like the newly weds. It is okay if your marriage has never resembled that of the stereotypical newlyweds. Your husband deploys, don’t try to compare the romance in your marriage to that of your sister who has her husband home every day. Parents of young children won’t get date nights the same as they used to.

2. Ask your spouse

Go to your husbands, ladies, and ask them what sort of things make them feel love the most. You might not get an answer right away. Some guys might not even answer. Still it doesn’t hurt to ask, they might just surprise you. As they answer you just listen. Their answers may not be what you expect, but they are what matters to them. Look and see if their answer fits in one of the five groups: physical touch, quality time together, acts of service, receiving gifts, or words of affirmation. (Want to learn more about the 5 Love Languages you can go to The 5 Love Languages.)

3. Ask for help

Ask your husband to help you learn how to show him love, if you are unsure how to do what he said he values. Or ask a trusted friend to help you come up with ways to implement your ideas. Get a babysitter. (A babysitter can be a friend, a relative, the teenager down the street, someone you pay, or someone who is doing this as a gift to you.)  Hire a maid, so you can focus on things that matter (the people in your home.) If you can’t afford a maid, see if a friend will help you clean and learn how to find a schedule that suits you. Point is utilize your resources and perhaps discover new ones in the process.

4. Remember even the smallest actions can hold the greatest love

Grand gestures while sweet, are not always practical. Sometimes you can’t afford them. The person you married is just not skilled in that area of romance. When your husband brings home a bouquet of wild flowers, don’t dream of the dozen roses your friend got, but rejoice in the fact he saw those and thought of you. Maybe on your birthday he didn’t get you a card or even buy you a present, but instead he let you sleep in, take an extra long shower, drew you a hot bubble bath, or helped you with the dishes. The point is romance comes in many forms. Be on the look out for the little ways, just as much as the big ones. Don’t forget to show him you love him in all the little ways as well. Remember people and relationships change and evolve over time. Even if he valued something a year ago it doesn’t mean that is a priority for him right now. So be sure to repeat these steps often. Keep the lines of communication open.

***What are some of the ways your husband has shown love to you in the last week? What are some of your favorite things he has done for you in the last month?***
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Making Your Own Fresh Mozzarella

I recently discovered how easy it would be to make my own mozzarella. So about two weeks ago now the husband and I decided to go for it, we had been considering it for a while but eventually you just need to jump in. We ordered the vegetable rennet on Amazon and Amazon Prime had it to us in time for use on Saturday. We made roughly two pounds of cheese that first Saturday, for just a little over $5, seriously. Now depending on the cost of milk in your area a pound of fresh mozzarella can run you from $2.5 to $6 a pound, it just depends on what you are paying for milk. I found making our own fun and far more cost-effective than buying it. I will give you the recipe and let you be the judge for yourself.

Making Your Own Fresh Mozzarella

This last Saturday, we celebrated our oldest daughter’s fourth birthday, and we had homemade pizza for dinner that night. Now I could have easily pulled out the frozen ball of cheese from the week before for use on the pizzas that night but a friend wanted to try his hand at it. So we let him make the cheese for the pizza that night. I gave him the directions I had, and the husband and I helped him, with our experience we gained from the time before. In under an hour, probably closer to half an hour, we had fresh mozzarella for pizza.

Making the mozzarella leaves you with lots of whey. Now the whey need not go to waste. It can be used in baked goods in place of water, in smoothies, or even in soups.  If you come up with other suggestions I would love to hear them!

Fresh Mozzarella (adapted from New England Cheesemaking Supply Company)

Ingredients

1 1/4 cup water

1 1/2 teaspoon citric acid

1/8 teaspoon double strength liquid vegetable rennet ( or 1/4 tablet rennet, or 1/4 teaspoon liquid rennet. Read the directions on your rennet to see which you have. We have the double strength so that is what my directions here are for.)

1 gallon whole milk (Almost any milk can be used in place of whole just be sure your milk is not ULTRA-pasteurized)

1 teaspoon table salt

Supplies

A non-reactive pot that will hold at least 5 quarts

Measuring cups

Measuring spoons

Thermometer that can accurately read temperatures as low as 85 degrees

8 inch knife or a spatula that is long enough to cut the curds (It does not need to be a sharp instrument just a long enough one.)

Large sieve (A slotted spoon or cheese cloth will do. I just prefer a sieve)

Microwavable bowl

*Rubber gloves (This last item is not needed, although some people might like to use them. I do not use them myself. I just make sure my hands are throughly washed before handling the curds and I prepare myself for handling hot curds.)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl measure 1 cup of cool water. Gently stir in your citric acid, until dissolved.
  2. In a second small bowl measure 1/4 cup cool water. Gently stir in your rennet until dissolved.
  3. Add your milk and your citric acid solution to your large pot. Gently stir your milk and citric acid solution until they reach 90 degrees. (All temperatures are in Fahrenheit, for the record, for my friends from around the world.)
  4. Once the milk has reached 90 degrees add your water and rennet mixture, while stirring your pot continually until you have reached the count of 30. Then stop stirring, remove your pot from the heat, and cover your pot. Let the pot sit covered for 5 minutes.
  5. After 5 minutes you will need to uncover your pot, and check the consistency of the milk. The milk should have set and resemble silken tofu. If you can not tell by visual inspection gently touch the top. (If it has not set let your milk sit another 5 minutes.)  Cut the curds into a grid pattern, ensure that you cut all the way through the curds with your knife reaching the bottom of the pan. I recommend about one inch size squares.
  6. Put your curds back on the burner. You will need to cook them until they reach 105 degrees, stirring the pot of curds all the while. You don’t want to break up the curds too much, so stir the curds along the grid pattern you cut previously. As you cook them more they will further separate ¬†from the yellow whey.
  7. Remove the curds and whey from the heat, and continue to stir them for another 5 minutes. (You will need to reserve roughly 1 1/12 cups of whey for storage of your cheese.)
  8. Using your sieve separate your curds from the whey. Put your curds in a microwave-safe bowl once separated.
  9. Put your bowl full of curds in the microwave for one minute. Using your sieve drain off the additional whey that is in the bowl. For the record, at this point the curds should resemble cottage cheese.
  10. After you have strained them, gently fold the curds over on themselves a couple of times. They should still be loose at this point. (You may also want to use the gloves, if you find the curds too hot to handle.)
  11. Check the temperature of the curds. You want the curds to be at 135 degrees. If they are not at 135 degrees microwave in 30 spurts checking temperature after every 30 seconds, until they have reached 135 degrees. (They will not be able to properly stretch until they reach 135 degrees.)
  12. Once the curds are up to temperature, you will need to stretch them. Sprinkle your salt over the curds and work it in with your fingers. Using both hands, fold and stretch your cheese . You will want to be careful to not over work your cheese. You will know  it is  done when it is firm and has a glossy sheen.
  13. At this point you can shape your cheese into one round ball or a couple smaller ones. If you shape it into several bite sized balls those are called: bocconcini.
  14. You can use it immediately. Store it in the fridge, in the whey, for up to a week. Or you can freeze it, being sure to completely submerge it in the whey, for up to six months. The whey you are using for storage of the cheese should also have one teaspoon of salt added. (Frozen will not have quite the same texture as fresh. So recipes where fresh is required such as caprese salad, don’t use the frozen. The frozen can be thawed out and used for lasagna or pizza wonderfully though.)

Enjoy!

***Let me know how this recipe works for you! If you need any clarification I am here for you!***

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Reasons Why We Love Our Husbands

How often do you tell your husband you love him? A couple of times a day? Once a day? Once a week? No matter the answer I think we all agree we could say it more. What is even more important than that, is letting him know the things about him that you value and love about him.

The Reasons Why We Love Our Husbands

I would like to challenge you today to sit down and write a list of 10 things you love about your husband. Read this list to your husband, email it to him, or text him one item at a time throughout the day. The point is just to share it with him, and to let him know all the ways that he is important to you.

Stepping back from sick kids, school days, errands, work, house cleaning, etc… every now and again it is important to do. It gives you perspective, a chance to reflect and remember why it is you married this man. Love your man, ladies.

And here is my list:

10 Things I Love About My Husband

1. He works hard to provide for our family.

2. He is handsome.

3. He is funny.

4. He cares more than I can put into words for his family and friends.

5. He enjoys playing with the children.

6. He is full of child like wonder.

7. He is an excellent father.

8. He is one of the most intelligent people I have ever met.

9. He challenges me to grow as a person.

10. He is handy around the house, and if he doesn’t know how to do something, he is not afraid to learn.

I love you, honey!

***What are some of the things that would show up on your list?***

 
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Birthday Reflections

Four years ago at this time I was just getting used to my new role as mom, and now four years later I am mom to 3 beautiful girls. ¬†As much as my girls have grown and changed, I have as well in equal proportion. Four years ago I would never have imagined spending half my night awake tending to a sick baby and then awake ¬†writing my blog ¬†and celebrating a little girl’s birthday. Once upon a time I could not function on anything less than 8 hours sleep. Now all I need is a cup of coffee and a little time to re-adjust in the morning.

Birthday Reflections

This is a sweet day for me. My four-year old birthday girl is busy playing with her princess castle. Her younger sister is busy playing next to her, and her baby sister is asleep in her grandmother’s arms. ¬†It is so wonderful to have a houseful, and the mess of children all around.

Before kids I was able to workout and exercise when and where I pleased. Now four years later and after five weeks of The Living and Active Challenge I have learned more about flexibility than just how far I can stretch forward. I have learned that my workouts don’t have to look the same from week to week or even day-to-day. I have also learned how to incorporate preschoolers, toddlers, and babies into any workout.

This challenge has also blessed me through the scripture. I am able to take the scripture and share it with my children. My girls are learning the value of scripture as I learn to memorize it. Never before have I actually attempted to memorize it. I have always taught myself the principles, the general locations of where to find them, but now I am learning the verses word by word and the exact locations. Yes some verses are more difficult than others, but persistence pays off and my girl’s are learning the value of these things through watching me.

Thank you, Lord, for granting me these last four years of Motherhood. Please bless me in the years ahead that I may further learn and grow in my role as a mother. Thank you for these blessing that are my daughters. In your son’s name I pray, Amen.

***What are you learning through this journey of parenthood? What so far has been your favorite age or stage your child/ children have gone through?***

Previous Posts on my Living and Active Challenge:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

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Buttermilk Pancakes With A Buttercream Glaze

Pancakes are loved in this house.  We have tried whole wheat, regular, birthday cake pancakes, chocolate chip, blueberry, strawberry, and more. Our go to pancake is still the buttermilk pancake though. Syrups and glazes just add to the fun and pleasure of pancakes. Since we had pancakes for breakfast today, and Chloe’s birthday is coming up it got me thinking. We enjoyed the birthday cake pancakes, but for us they didn’t taste all that different from normal pancakes. The extra work to make birthday cake pancakes were not worth the extra effort it took to make them. The buttercream glaze on the other hand became an immediate hit. All this got me thinking I would share with you the breakfast I plan on making for Chloe for her 4th birthday, buttermilk pancakes with a buttercream glaze.

Buttermilk Pancakes With A Buttercream Glaze

Buttermilk Pancakes With a Buttercream Glaze

Buttermilk Pancakes

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 3/4 buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil

 

  1. In a large bowl gently whisk together your flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a small bowl gently stir your slightly beaten egg, buttermilk, and cooking oil.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to your large bowl of dry ingredients, whisking until your batter comes together. The batter should still be slightly lumpy.
  4. Pour pancake batter on a hot non stick (or lightly greased) cooking pan, until the desire size of pancake is achieved. (Your burner should be set to medium-high heat.)
  5. Pancakes are ready to flip when the edges are lightly browned and the surface is bubbly.
  6. Continue cooking on the other side until the jiggle of raw dough is gone and the surface of your pancakes are light brown.

Enjoy***What is your favorite way to enjoy pancakes?***!

Buttercream Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Melt your butter.
  2. Add your melted butter and other ingredients to a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk the ingredients together. You may need to add a little more half and half if you would like to have thinner glaze.

Enjoy!

***What is your favorite way to enjoy pancakes?***

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Dear Sweet Tired Mama of Little Ones

I had wanted to write something deep and meaningful that you could take to heart and reflect on. Everything I was trying to say kept coming out wrong. I tried to write a piece that was encouraging to those parents struggling with the sleepless nights and the worry that invades the dreams that do come when your children are sick. I wanted to express how a sick child can bring even those far from God to their knees, but still those words were not coming.

My Sick Little Ones

My Sick Little Ones

 

The only thing I have for you is this short letter:

Dear Sweet Tired Mama of sick little ones,

I know you are tired. I have been there. The sleepless nights. The waking up every time your child stirs just to make sure they are still breathing. Your child may never remember that you were there for them on nights like this but they will remember they were loved. Keep on loving them.

I have been there in the trenches as the child is getting sick and the only thing we have to offer is our hands to catch the vomit. It happens. It doesn’t really help anything, but it is one way to show your child you will do anything for them. ¬†Granted when they are done you will have to clean not only your child but yourself as well.¬†

Don’t feel guilty if when they are sick you let them eat nothing but ice cream and crackers all day. When they are sick sometimes it is just enough to see they eat a little something, no matter what that something is. When their stomachs start to feel better you can try for a more varied diet.¬†

Remember though no matter how far away your friends and family may be during these long days there is always someone who is never far, God. Call out to him. Pour your heart out. Your words need not be fancy, he is willing to listen. If you open the Bible and give The Lord half a chance he will speak to your heart. He knows what it means to tend to sick little ones.The new testament is full of stories of Jesus healing the sick. I believe that when he saw the people of this world sick it grieved him just as much as it grieves you to see your child sick. And at the end of the day reach out via phone or internet to your friends and family. 

While you are busy tending to the little ones, don’t forget to take care of yourself. You need your rest and you need proper nutrition. You even need to spend some time nourishing your soul. A worn out frazzled Momma who has burnt her candle from both end will not do her children any good.

I know you are doing your best. You are loving them the best you can. Just keep on loving them and being the best Momma you can be.

Love,

Sara

Completion of Week 4 of The Living and Active Challenge

Week 4 of The Living and Active Challenge saw more challenges in my house. I struggled with the new rash. Thankfully the Impetigo has healed, though. As I got a better grasp on that rash though and the management of it I found myself better able to focus. That is until Saturday. Saturday saw the start of croup with my middle daughter, and Sunday saw my husband seemingly catching whatever our daughter has.

Living and Active

Now you think I might be telling you this because I used these things as an excuse not to complete this weeks challenge. Instead I want share that I was able to still fully complete this week’s challenge. In fact this successful completion of the challenge has motivated me to want to carve out thirty minutes each day simply for exercise. I can use and have used: the stationary bike, spent time walking the perimeter of the yard, or I have a book with simple wake up work outs. Reminding myself that getting moving and staying healthy can be easy and enjoyable, helps me to get it in.

I want to encourage you to find something simple and enjoyable that you can work in to your schedule. It will take commitment, and an effort to prioritize this time for yourself. You can do it though. Trust me when I say I know how easy it is to put trivial things first, but this matters. Even the Bible says, ”¬†Do you not know that your bodies are temples¬†of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; ¬†you were bought at a price.¬†Therefore honor God with your bodies. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)” Read that again let it soak in. Honor God with your bodies. When we prioritize trivial things above this time we are devoting to improving our health we are not showing God the honor he deserves.

I had to spend the last two weeks before this struggling and stumbling to fully appreciate this. I had spent time on Facebook, watching tv,  reading a book, or just poorly managing my time, instead of  exercising. I am not saying the internet, tv, or books are bad. I am just saying a little less time could be spent with those things and a little more on us and our health.

I have also put a priority on memorizing scripture. It is something worth tucking away in my heart. The verse for this last week was, “Above all else, guard your heart for it is the well-spring of life. (Proverbs 4:23)” If you would like to join me in memorizing scriptures, here is the verse for the next week : “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:23)”

Living and Active

***What are your favorite things to do to get active? If you are not as active as you like what are some activities you might like to work into your days?***

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Yesterday, we had tacos for dinner, a favorite around here! To give you perspective Chloe had two servings of taco and asked for a third. We have enjoyed trying variations on the ground beef taco. We had tried: ground turkey, shredded chicken, shredded pork, shredded beef, and even ground chicken. Although popular with many people, we will not be eating fish tacos in the Russell household, Mr. Russell is allergic to seafood. Any way one thing has always been the same in our taco night fun though, store-bought tortillas. Last night was the first night we ventured away from that one constant into the realm of homemade flour tortillas.

Homemade Flour Torillas

I have to admit that homemade tortillas were a hit around here. The kids enjoyed watching me make them, they were very easy to make. They were far tastier than the store-bought variety. And the best part to me was they were far cheaper than the store-bought ones, especially considering I already keep all the ingredients on hand.

There was one ingredient that concerned me for a moment at first blush, lard.  I don’t buy lard. I don’t tend to keep lard on hand. I briefly panicked and was concerned we wouldn’t be able to have tacos for dinner. Then as quickly as I had panicked I remembered:

Lard [lahrd]

noun:

1. the rendered fat of hogs, especially the internal fat of the abdomen (source: dictionary.com)

Now some of you may wondered why this calmed me. Simply put, I fried up some bacon. The grease from the bacon is just rendered bacon fat and after cooking the bacon I just took it and cooled it for use in the recipe.

I found this recipe on allrecipes.com and I thought I would give it a try. It is a simple enough recipe. The process is a little time-consuming so you will need to plan for plenty of time to roll out your tortillas. I also would like to note I made up a full batch of dough but only used half of it last night. The other half I lightly greased (to keep it from drying out) and then I froze it for later use. I will update this later to let you know how the dough held up to freezing.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups flour (With 1 more cup set aside, which you may need in a very humid environment.)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons lard
  • 1 1/2 cups water

In a large bowl, preferably that of a stand mixer, add flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir your ingredients together.

Add the lard. Work it in with your fingers, until it resembles course crumbs.

Using your dough hook, slowly incorporate the water into the mixture. If after the water is added the dough appears very sticky you will need to add a little more flour at a time until the dough is smooth.

Turn your machine on high and use it to knead the dough for 3-4 minutes. When you are done kneading the dough the bowl should be mostly clean and the dough should be smooth and somewhat elastic.

Now remove the dough divide it into 24 equal pieces, rolling it up into little balls.

Preheat your skillet. The heat should be medium high.

Roll out each little ball, into a thin sheet, on a lightly floured surface, using a lightly floured rolling-pin.

Cook tortillas till they are bubbly and golden on each side.

Enjoy!

 

 

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