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Flour Tortilla

User Rating 3 Star Rating (7 Reviews)


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Make them fresh yourself and taste the difference!


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup shortening or lard (you can substitute butter) cold
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup warm water


With a pastry blender or back of fork, blend flour, baking power, salt and shortening, until it resembles coarse meal. When well combined, slowly add water until soft dough forms. Add additional warm water as neccesary. Knead for 5 minutes. Separate into 12 portions for small tortillas and 6 portions for large tortillas. Heat a comal or griddle over medium heat.

Roll each ball of dough out into a round shape, approx. 1/8 inch thick.

Place each raw tortilla on the hot comal and cook on each side for about 1 minute. If it puffs up at all, you can poke a hole in the puffed area to release the steam. Cook it until it is no longer doughy. Remove from the comal and place onto a plate covered by a towel. Use the edges of the towel to pull over the tortillas as you cook them, to keep them warm.

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 3 out of 5
Flour Tortilla, Member Amparo12

I find that water must be warmer than ""luke-warm"". YOU MUST allow the tortilla dough to rest for at least 20 minutes after kneading. After you divide the dough into balls, you must rest the balls also for 20 minutes otherwise when rolling them out, they will shrink back in size.

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