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Tortillas are a staple in Mexican cuisine, featured in everything from tacos to tostadas. Flour tortillas are especially known for holding together all of the goodness of a burrito. Here's how to make them.

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Combine flour, salt and olive oil in a mixing bowl. It's easiest to use your hands, but an electric mixer can be used as well.

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Add 1/2 cup of warm milk to the flour mixture and mix until thoroughly blended. Add another 1/2 cup of warm milk and mix again, then add the final 1/2 cup of warm milk and mix well. This should make a large, sticky ball of dough.

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Sprinkle flour on a clean, dry surface. Knead the dough on the floured surface for 2 minutes.

Put the dough back into the mixing bowl and cover with a damp paper towel. Let the dough sit for 30 minutes.

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Break the dough into 15 smaller balls of equal size and set aside.

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Sprinkle more flour onto your working surface. Place one dough ball on the surface and, with a rolling pin, roll it out into a circular shape about 8 inches wide. Set the tortilla aside on a plate.

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Roll out the remaining dough balls so they're all the same size. Flour the top of each tortilla as you stack them on the plate so they don't stick together.

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Cook the tortillas on a skillet over medium heat, one at a time, for 20 seconds on each side.

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Kenneth Coppens began his freelance writing career in 2008. His passions in life consist of extensive personal research on food, gardening and finding natural and eco-friendly alternatives to nearly all aspects of life.