Homemade Tortillas

These were so quick easy to make at home!  I wonder why I ever bought them at the store.  And they taste so good.  The best part is I always have the ingredients on hand and I can make some whenever I need to!

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 2 stars
Things that I changed: Kept it the same
Things I would do differently next time: Nothing
Recipe from: Favorite Family Recipes


  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 c. shortening
  • 3/4 c. very hot water
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking powder together. Cut in the shortening with your fingers or pastry cutter until the flour is crumbly. Add the water and mix until the dough comes together. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead for a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Place in bowl, cover with a slightly damp dishtowel and let sit for an hour. Divide the dough into 5-6 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball (if you are making soft taco sized tortillas, divide it into 10-12 pieces).
  • Preheat a large skillet or pan to medium-high heat. Use a well-floured rolling pin to roll a dough ball into a thin, round tortilla (if you want it perfectly round, get a large round plate or serving platter, flip it upside down over the dough and cut out the circle). Place into the hot skillet, and cook until bubbly, golden, and no appearance of doughy-ness, about 1 minute (DON’T OVERCOOK.. remember these are supposed to be soft flour tortillas, you don’t want them to be crispy); flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side. Place the cooked tortilla in a tortilla warmer or on a large plate, covering with a slightly damp towel. Repeat with remaining dough.
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