Homemade Flour Tortillas

Leanne D.


I made flour tortillas a long time ago and from then on,I stopped buying them. I roll the tortillas very thin,just like I like them.The store bought ones are so thick and heavy. I hope you will enjoy them.
My tortillas are not perfectly round but that's ok,they taste good!


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makes 8 or 9 tortillas


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    2 c flour
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    1/2 t. salt
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    1/2 t. baking powder
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    1/4 c. shortening,margarine or butter
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    1/2 c warm water
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    soft butter,optional

How to Make Homemade Flour Tortillas


  1. Combine flour,salt and baking powder. Add shortening and break into small pieces like crumbs. Add warm water,stir to combine well.Knead into a ball;cover,let sit 10-15 mins. Cut into 8 equal pieces. Sprinkle flour onto a board,roll out each piece as thin as possible into a circle(my tortillas are not perfectly shaped but that's ok,you can place a plate on top and cut into a perfect circle if you want).Heat a skillet or griddle until hot,cook tortillas 30 sec-1 min. turn over,cook another 30 secs. Tortillas will puff up,place each tortilla in a towel,keeping them soft and warm. Delicious when hot with butter.

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About Homemade Flour Tortillas

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Mexican

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