Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

Once you try these you will never want to buy store bought tortillas again! They are delicious!


  1. Place flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the shortening, and mix until it resembles course crumbs. Add the water a little at a time, mixing with a fork until the dough pulls together. Form as many 2 in balls from the dough as you can. Cover and let rest 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat a dry skillet. Roll each ball out on a lightly floured surface. Cook about 30-45 seconds on each side. Keep warm by placing them in the folds of a clean dish towel. Recipe can be doubled to freeze.
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1st attempt:
let me not rate it just yet, becasue I think I might cook it too long.( I thought I would cook it until the color look like the store-bought tortilla. I certainly cook more than 1 mins each time. The product came out very brittle. i will try again

tjif July 28, 2010

I have been making my own flour tortillas for burritos for over 35 years. The recipe I use for them I will never change it was handed down to my by my mother but this tortilla recipe is great for eatting in place of bread. It is a thicker more bread like flour tortilla. Perfect for mexican soups..This recipe makes 10 tortillas..I made them again for fiesta mexican night they went well with the mexican casserole I made,spicy refried beans,chicken tortilla soup and mexican fiesta dip...UMMMMM

Potluck January 07, 2008