Homemade Flour Tortillas

Recipe by Charmie777
READY IN: 30mins




  • 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.