Light and Simple Flour Tortillas

Deborah Garza


When I lived with my grandmother, she woke up every morning at 4 am to make fresh tortillas. She always made sure that I ate a hot breakfast before I left for school. My favorite meal in the morning is breakfast tacos. It gave me energy for the rest of the day


★★★★★ 1 vote

40 Min
5 Min


  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 c
    hot water

How to Make Light and Simple Flour Tortillas


  1. In a large bowl add dry ingredients mix with fork.
  2. Add shortening. Use a pastry cutter to blend shortening into the flour until resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Make a well in the center add hot water/olive oil combine with fork. When dough comes together lightly flour board and knead for 5 mins. Let rest for 30 mins.
  4. Divide dough into 16 portions. Flour board/ rolling pin. Roll to desired size.
  5. I like to use the mexican comal to cook the tortillas, but you can use a nonstick skillet.
  6. Cook tortillas on both sides for about 1 min or until brown.

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About Light and Simple Flour Tortillas

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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