Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins
My late grandma's tortillas. Delicious as a stand alone snack or Mexican side
- 3 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons shortening or 3 tablespoons lard
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch sugar
- 1 cup water (lukewarm)
- Mix flour, shortening, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
- Gradually stir in water until crumbly dough forms.
- Work with hands until dough holds together.
- on a floured board, shape into a ball and knead until smooth.
- Divide dough into 12 roughly equal parts.
- roll into sphere and let stand for 15 minutes.
- Use a rolling pin to flatten into 8 inch circles.
- Cook on ungreased griddle on medium heat, to cook, when it starts to bubble, flip it over, when it starts to bubble, pat it down with a clean towel or spatula, when the entire tortilla starts to inflate, take it off the grill.
OMG!!!! I think that I have bought my last package of premade tortillas ever!!! My husband loved these and so did the kids. Remember to roll them until you think that they are too thin, then they are ready to grill. I kneaded mine for about 8 minutes for anyone wanting an approximate time on kneading. I used the baking sticks by crisco and it turned out beautifully. Thanks so much for this, I am looking forward to making the next batch and buying a tortilla press to make rolling them so much easier!!!
Couldn't find tortillas in the store today and DH wanted tacos so was so glad to see these pop up. I made sure to follow the directions exactly - even to setting the timer for kneading. The flavor was right on and tasted great - my only issue was the spring that was in the dough and that's probably my biggner skills. I rolled them out thin, but when I'd pick them up to put in the pan they'd shrink back and they ended up to thick, more like a flat bread. My shapes also left a lot to be desired, but the taste was perfect and hey - Ill get even better next time I'm sure.
I read through all the reviews and made sure to knead the dough for at least 8 mins...my first few didn't come out very well because I was waiting for them to bubble and inflate...which never happen...so they were too hard...I did cook the rest of them on my griddle at a temp of 400 degrees just for about 45 seconds per side...they turned out nice and flexible...not sure I really care to go thru all the trouble...when you can find some store bought ones that are really good...but if I'm in a pinch and need tortilla's this will be my go to recipe...thanks for posting it...made for "Help a Naked Recipe" tag game for recipes without a photo...:)