These tortillas are delicious and spicy and can be served alone, stuffed with cheese and rolled, or used as a wrapper for you favorite filling. To make ordinary flour tortillas, simply omit the chile.
Mix the flour, salt, chiles, and butter in a food processor bowl or a bread machine set on Manual. Slowly add the warm water until the mixture forms a smooth, moist ball.
Remove the dough, divide it into 12 equal size balls, cover with plastic wrap, and let the dough rest for 30 minutes in a warm place.
Flatten each ball in a tortilla press or with a rolling pin to the desired thickness, usually about 1/8 of an inch.
Cook each tortilla on preheated, hot griddle with a medium heat. Turn the tortilla every 10 seconds for about 1 minute. As it cooks, it will develop some puffing and some dark spots. Place each cooked tortilla under a terry cloth or linen towel, When you have finished with all of the tortillas, place them in a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator until they are needed.