Homemade Flour Tortillas


  • 3 C flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 C warm water
  • 1 Tbsp shortening or 3 Tbsp olive oil

Mix together flour, baking powder and salt.  Add in water and oil or shortening and mix until combined.  Knead with hands on a floured surface until smooth.  Divide into 10-12 balls.  Cover with a towel and let sit for 10-15 minutes. To form tortilla, roll out each ball of dough using your rolling pin until thin.

Preheat griddle or frying pan to about 350-375 degrees.  Place tortilla on griddle an allow to cook until it begins to bubble and blister.  Turn tortilla and cook other side until golden brown spots form.  Stack tortillas on a plate under a towel to keep them soft and warm.

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