How to Make Flour Tortillas Mexican Style Recipe

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Cook Time:10



3 cups self-rising flour1 tsp salt2 tsp baking powder2 tbsp solid vegetable shortening (or lard if you're into authenticity)1 1/8 cups water


In a Large bowl, cut shortening into flour. Add salt and baking powder. Stir water in slowly with a fork until large ball of dough is formed. Cover and let sit for 20 minutes. Turn out onto a board and knead until smooth. Divide into 12 pieces and shape each into a smooth ball. Flatten each ball into a four or five inch patty, the roll into a nine-inch round.

After each tortilla is rolled out, place it on a preheated, ungreased skillet over medium high heat. When blisters appear on tortilla, flatten immediately with a wide spatula. Turn tortilla often until blisters turn a light brown. Serve immediately or store in a refrigerator or freezer. Makes a dozen.

Como hacer Tortillas de Harina en tu casa


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SLC, Utah
Don't add Salt or Baking Powder
If you're using Self Rising flour you DO NOT need to add Salt or Baking powder. Self Rising Flour already has in it
Pretty Close to my Grandmothers
This is the closest recipe to my grandmothers. My grandmother didn't have a recipe, she eyeballed her ingredients. I will be keeping this recipe and using it for years to come.
SE Georgia, USA
Awesome Tortilla Recipe
I love flour tortillas and they are so easy to make. Using lard is the "only" way to go. The flavor far outweighs the so called health risks. I like tortillas so much that I made my own tortilla press.
ProsSimple to make with very few ingredients. Easily adapts to make a larger batch for storing in the refrigerator or freezer. Much more economical to make your own. Make a lot, fill them with a burrito mixture, freeze them and you have quick and easy better burritos whenever you want which are better than you can purchase at any store.
ConsClean up but if you make a large batch you do not have to clean up very often.
Review for Flour Tortillas - Mexican Recipe
Really excellent it served as a good reminder for me thank you for sharing

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