Ingredients

How to make it

  • In a large bowl, add flour, salt, baking powder, and cut in lard with forks or u can use a pastry blender, once well incorporated, add the water. Mix all ingredients together with hands, it will be sticky. Add a litttle more flour if too sticky. Knead on lightly floured surface for just a couple minutes to bring together. Portion it into 14-16 balls. Set back in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 30 mins,(A lot of ppl dont do this, but i think this really helps the outcome of the tortillas, you will notice the difference in the dough after letting it rest, its really smooth)
  • Heat a griddle hot
  • Once the dough has rested, lightly flour your surface and take one of the balls, and begin to roll out into a circle, rotating and flipping, do not add too much flour during this process. And remember, it takes lots of practice to get perfect circles. Once the tortillas are about 1/8 inch thick, not too thick, put on hot griddle, it will bubble up a lot (This is a good sign, i dont know why, but thats what a good tortilla is about) if it bubbles real big just puncture with a fork, flip after the first side is kinda browned, about 20-25 secs, then cook other side for the same time, dont burn. Keep warm in towel. repeat with others, and serve with dinner, or put some butter on the hot tortilla roll up and enjoy!

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  • NPMarie 2 years ago Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • 24thesweed 5 years ago
    I love using flour tortillas in place of bread for sandiwiches. I have purchased them in packs but am often worried about the preservatives used in them. Now I can try and make my own.
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    heathie_magoo ate it and said...
    Really lovely and soft and tasty. Thank you!!
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  • MistressMaddie 6 years ago
    Thank you sooo much for this! I love tortillas and I haven't been able to find a traditional homemade recipe like yours! I can't wait to make these! Thank you again :D
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  • storen08 6 years ago
    I love homemade tortillas! When I was little, I had a baby sitter who would always make tortillas when she was there. This is identical to hers! I am so glad you posted it! Over the years I have forgotten just how good they are! Looking forward to making these tonight! BTW, do you have a corn tortilla recipe?
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  • lizzconn 6 years ago
    Thank you thank you thank you! Store bought just doesn't hold a candle to the homemade!
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    diamondgirl ate it and said...
    These tortillas are wonderful. 5 stars.
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    butterflyfairy ate it and said...
    Thanks so much for this recipe. I've quit buying tortillas at the store. My family loves them. I quit trying to make them round. I'd get them round and then they would contort when I transferred them to the pan. Now I just roll them as thin as I can get them and we play guess what the tortilla is :))
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  • knoxcop 7 years ago
    Oh my goodness! What a great way to do something different and not made on a conveyor belt! I am sending these straight to the saves---then I will fill them with the homemade chicken taco filling. Yes, thanks! --Kn0x--
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    mommyluvs2cook ate it and said...
    Okay so my 2nd attempt at making these and it was so easy this time! They came out round (yeah) and perfect...oh so good!
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  • buschmeister 7 years ago
    I just made those tortillas and they were KILLER... I loved them and so did my family.
    I love how this is an old school recipie!!!
    Thanks for posting it...
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    efitobx ate it and said...
    Great post, got just the thing in mind.
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  • propain76 8 years ago
    I always wanted to try to make tortillas, I hope i don't over due it and stuff my face every chance i get with them.
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  • anj 8 years ago
    Bookmarked! Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs
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    beepeaches ate it and said...
    This recipe was easy to make and the result is TASTY (if a little misshapen; it's gonna take me some practice to get them round). Thanks for sharing!
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    brianna ate it and said...
    Why didn't I see this before I started looking elsewhere. Would have saved so much time cause I sure like the sound of your recipe. Thanks & 5 forks this recipe.
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  • iceemama 8 years ago
    Thanks for the recipe. My grandma tried to teach me and I can never get them round! It drives me crazy. You are right about homemade tortillas though. I refuse to eat the store bought kind. It is homemade or nothing for me!
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    " It was excellent "
    shibattou ate it and said...
    Great! Thanks you, and a Hi 5 forks to you.
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    " It was excellent "
    albys1 ate it and said...
    I use a tortilla press that cooks it when you press it. Is that cheating? Anyway, the recipe is great!
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    mommyluvs2cook ate it and said...
    Figured, hey might as well try the tortillas since im doing the taco filling. I gotta hand it to you...those are hard to get round..but with every one it got easier. And for anyone scared of the lard...just to let you know...the nutrition lable is hardly any different from shortening so u might as well go for it. With that all being said these were wonderful...theres nothing like fresh tortillas!
    P.S. Any tips on how to keep its shape while transfering from countertop to pan. Thats where it kept losing its shape. Thanks!
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