Flour Tortillas

Recipe by Renee Ferraz
READY IN: 1hr 5mins




  • Sift flour into large bowl.
  • Add shortening and rub with fingertips until consistency of coarse meal.
  • Dissolve salt in warm water and add to flour in steady stream, using fingertips to blend.
  • Knead in bowl until dough forms ball.
  • Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead about 3 mins; dough will not be smooth.
  • Cover with a towel and let rest at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • Knead dough on work surface about 1 minute.
  • Cover and let rest at room temp for 10 minutes.
  • Pinch off dough in 1 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Roll on lightly floured surface into 7-inch circle (roll outward from center but do not get edges too thin).
  • Stack between pieces of wax paper.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over med-high heat.
  • Cook tortilla, turning occasionally until light brown spots appear on the surface, about 2 minutes.
  • Transfer tortillas to a plate and cover with cloth napkin or towel to keep warm.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Just before serving, wrap tortillas in foil and reheat in a 250 degree oven or steamer about 5 mins.