Tortillas I

Tortillas I


"To Latinos everywhere, these are not only our bread but usually our utensil at mealtime as well! Some like big and thin, some like them small and fat, depending on the region of the country you're from and the way your grandmother made them!"


45 m servings 42 cals
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Original recipe yields 60 servings



  • Calories:
  • 42 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 26 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in large bowl. Cut in shortening to resemble cornmeal. Add water slowly, mixing with your hands to make a soft dough. You may not need all the water.
  2. Knead a few minutes on floured surface until smooth and elastic. Lubricate top with oil, put back in bowl and let rest, covered for 10 minutes.
  3. Divide into small balls the size of golf balls and proceed to roll out into size and thickness you prefer.
  4. Cook on top of stove over medium heat using a cast iron grill or heavy skillet until top is slightly bubbly then turning on opposite side for a minute or two.
  5. Keep stacked and warm inside a clean dish towel.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 294 Ratings


I've been making tortillas since I had to stand on a chair to reach the counter. I just want to give some pointers to make this easier for those who want to try it. 1)First you don't need bo...

I usually use my grandmother's recipe but was unable to get a hold of her. This recipe was just about the same and they came out just like Grandma's. If you're not used to making tortillas or ...

Excellent recipe! Those of you who don't like to roll your out or are finding too much work for you, buy a tortilla press. They cost about $20 and are worth every penny!! I couldn't live without...

This is a great recipe. taste just like tortillas, but better! I omitted the baking powder and i used margerine instead of shortening. i rolled out the dough paper thin... then i placed a bow...

This is the first tortilla recipe I've found that makes tasty, pliable tortillas. They keep well for several days when sealed in a ziplock bag. Delicious and fast to make!

This recipe is wonderful! As tortilla recipes go they are very tempermental. This one is easy to follow and quite basic. I have tried many tortilla recipes and they usually turn out crispy li...

These were very easy to make and so delicious, but soooooo very difficult to roll out. At first it was easy when the dough was still warm... but it got tougher and tougher. I halved the recipe a...

I found that it takes more time than it is worth to make tortillas.They come out dry and stiffer than the bought ones . Unless your having a lot of help, it isn't worth it.

I have tried making tortillas in the past without much success. This was the easiest dough to roll out! It was like playdough. I will be making these again.