Homemade Flour Tortillas

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
LaDonna
Recipe by  LaDonna

“Traditional flour tortillas - homemade and much better than store bought. Do not substitute vegetable oil or shortening for the lard.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 dozen

Directions

  1. Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl. Mix in the lard with your fingers until the flour resembles cornmeal. Add the water and mix until the dough comes together; place on a lightly floured surface and knead a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Use a well-floured rolling pin to roll a dough ball into a thin, round tortilla. Place into the hot skillet, and cook until bubbly and golden; flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side. Place the cooked tortilla in a tortilla warmer; continue rolling and cooking the remaining dough.

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rosabela
1017

rosabela

I wish I could give this recipe more stars! I've been using Tortillas I from this site and thought it was the best one I had found ... until this one came along. I love the fact that you don't have to use boiled water, and that you don't have to let it rest for 10 minutes. This was fast and easy to make. I halved the recipe and divided the dough in 8 golf-size balls and rolled out as thin as I could (about the width of a dime). It felt like I was rolling pizza dough instead. I lightly floured my rolling pin and surface when it was a bit sticky, and rolled from the center out, rotating the dough 90 degrees ever so often. I got smooth edges, but if the edges are jagged then too much lard/shortening was added. I cooked each tortilla for 10-20 seconds on the first side and a little less on the second size. The I wrapped them in a clean dishtowel and stored them in a shopping bag. THE BEST PART OF ABOUT THIS RECIPE IS THAT THE TORTILLAS ARE PLIABLE! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe, LaDonna!

FRANCIS
925

FRANCIS

If you cant eat lard, you can insted use margarine, they taste the same.

DEANA
642

DEANA

I wanted to make quesadillas, but didn't have tortillas, and didn't feel like running to the store for some. I 1/2ed this recipe because I didn't need very many. My husband LOVED them!!! And I was wondering how he'd react, as he's very picky. He thinks these really are so much better than store bought. I did substitute shortening for lard, and used hot water. The dough is nice and stretchy, and I could roll them very thin with a wooden roller. So delicious. I was surprised though, especially with my baking experience, that 1/2 the recipe made only 4, 8-10 inch tortillas. I guess 2 cups of flour doesn't go far in this recipe, but there really aren't any other ingredients so I guess that's it. So good though. You won't regret using this one.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 86 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 1.3 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs
  • 16 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 138 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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