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Flour Tortillas

After trying our a hand at making homemade tortillas a few years ago we became spoiled. Now anytime we have anything needing tortillas I whip up a batch. If you have left overs they freeze great, just separate each one with wax paper.

Flour Tortillas

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 Tablespoons lard
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Cooking Directions

My circles really stink.. lol

  1. * Mix flour, salt, baking powder together in a large mixing bowl. Mix in lard with finger tips, until the flour resembles corn meal. Add water and mix until dough comes together. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Place in a warm spot and let raise 30 mins to an hour.
  2. Divide into 18 to 20 equal pieces ( about 2 oz. for taco size). Make 9 to 10 equal pieces for quesadillas ( 3.5 oz for quesadilla/burrito size). Roll out each piece into a ball. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Use a rolling pin to roll out ball into a thin round tortilla. Rotate 90 degrees and roll out again forming a circle.( If needed add just a little bit of flour on the counter, but I try to avoid it if possible because the tortilla sticks a little to the counter and helps them stretch out.)
  3. Place in hot skillet until lightly brown and then flip and repeat. Keep warm until served.

Makes: 18 to 20 Taco size
9 to 10 Quesadilla/ Burrito size

Source: Forkful of Comfort 

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Anonymous said...

WOW! I had know idea make tortillas would be easy and taste so much better than from the store. Thanks Kristen Keep the recipes coming!

Des said...

what brand of lard did you use?

Kristen @ Forkful of Comfort said...

@ Des, I use Armour, its the only kind I have ever used.

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