I started making homemade tortillas one night when I needed tortillas and we were out! I have never gone back to buying them because they are so easy, the flavor is better in my opinion, and they freeze well!
3 -4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄2 cup shortening
1 -1 1⁄2 cup warm water
Combine the 3 cups flour, salt and baking powder in large bowl.
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).
Slowly add the water (I start with 1 cup and add more as needed) to flour mixture while tossing with a fork.
With your hands, knead dough vigorously for about 2 minutes, until it forms a nice dough ball.
Cover with cloth and let stand at least 15 minutes.
Take a ball of dough (golf ball size for small, slightly more for bigger tortillas) and roll into a ball.
Roll in flour to cover.
On floured surface, roll out dough evenly and very thin.
Place each tortilla on a medium hot cast iron skillet.
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.
Serving Size: 1 tortilla
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 8.8 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 255.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate 24 g
Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
Sugars 0.1 g
Protein 3.2 g