sallye bates


Nothing beats fresh homemade flour tortillas for making tacos or fajitas.

This is an easy recipe and is so, so good.

★★★★★ 1 vote
Yield 18-24 depending on size
20 Min
10 Min


4 c
all purpose flour
1/8 tsp
baking powder
1/2 c
lard or butter
1-1/2 tsp
sea salt
1 c
warm water


1Sift flour and baking powder into mixing bowl

Add lard/butter to flour

Mix together with hands until it reaches a coarse meal consistency
2Dissolve sea salt into warm water

Drizzle water into flour and mix until soft dough forms

Add more warm water a tablespoon at time if needed to make dough come together.

Do not add too much water or tortillas will be rubbery

Form dough into ball, cover and set aside for 20 minutes
3When ready to cook, separate into 1" to 2" balls (depending on how large you want your tortillas)

Place waxed paper on both sides of balls and smash down evenly to desired size

Alternate: Use a tortilla press if you have one
4Preheat non-stick griddle or large heavy non-stick skillet to medium high heat

Note: I use a large West Bend electric non-stick griddle that will lhold 4 tortillas at a time.

Remove waxed paper and lay tortillas on the heated surface.

Cook about 1 to 2 minutes until just beginning to show brown spots.

Flip over and cook the other other side the same way.

Remove to a serving platter or tortilla warmer.

Best served while hot.
5NOTE: If you don't use all the tortillas now, the unused ones can be stored in the fridge in a ziplock bag for a week or so and used as necessary.

Just take out when needed, cover with a paper towel and zap in the microwave for about 20 seconds

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy