Homemade Flour tortillas



* 4 cups all-purpose flour

* 2 teaspoon salt

* 4 teaspoons baking powder

* 1/2 cup lard or shortening

* 1-1 1/2 cup warm water




1 Combine the 4 cups flour, salt and baking powder in large bowl.

2 Either by hand, or with pastry blender, work in the shortening until crumbly (you can add a little more shortening if the mixture looks too floury).

3 Slowly add the water (I start with 1 cup and add more as needed) to flour mixture while tossing with a fork.

4 With your hands, knead dough vigorously for about 2 minutes, until it forms a nice dough ball.

5 Cover with cloth and let stand at least 15 minutes.

6 Take a ball of dough (golf ball size for small, slightly more for bigger tortillas) and roll into a ball.

7 Roll in flour to cover.

8 On floured surface, roll out dough evenly and very thin.

9 Place each tortilla on a medium hot cast iron skillet.

10 Cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side, or until the tortilla no longer looks doughy.

NOTE: the ingredients are fairly accurate, but feel free to adjust to get the correct consistency.


Rachel's Notes: You can substitute up to ½ the flour called for in whole wheat flour, which has more fiber for your family, you can also reduce the amount of fat called for to make these lower in fat try just ¼ cup.

Time consuming but oh so good if you have the time! allrecipes .com provided this recipe


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