Pa'i'ai Tortillas
Cuisine: Island
Author: Guava Rose
Prep time: 45 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 1 hour 20 mins
Nice thick and chewy tortillas
  • 8 oz. pa'i'ai
  • 1 c. or more regular/gluten free, flour or all purpose baking mix (containing baking powder)
  • ½ c. or more water
  • 8 tsp. coconut or other oil
  1. Crumble pa’i'ai on a floured surface. Knead in flour and water until a smooth dough forms. Add small amounts of flour and water if necessary while kneading the dough to get a final dough that is not sticky.
  2. Divide dough into 8 equal balls. On a floured surface, roll each ball out ⅛" thick into 5" to 6" rounds.
  3. Heat a skillet on medium high heat. Add ½ tsp. coconut oil and let melt. Place one tortilla on top, cook for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes. Lift tortilla up and place another ½ tsp. coconut oil into the pan before flipping the tortilla over to cook the other side. Cook another 2 to 2-1/2 minutes until the tortilla is cooked through. Adjust temperature up or down as needed during the cooking process. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  4. Stack the tortillas as they are cooked, and keep them covered with a towel or another plate until ready to serve.
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