Flour Tortillas

Ready in 45 minutes

a Mexican grandmother's authentic recipe

"Great!! Didn't add sugar, but perfect anyway! Used organic flour & shortening (vegetable based) on cast iron skillet. Yum!"

- Bvfarm

Top-ranked recipe named "Flour Tortillas"

4.7 avg, 9 review(s) 100% would make again


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3 cups Flour
3 tablespoons shortening or lard
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 teaspoon Salt
1 pinch Sugar
1 cup water; (lukewarm)

Original recipe makes 12



Mix flour, shortening, baking powder, salt, and sugar.

Gradually stir in water until crumbly dough forms.

Work with hands until dough holds together.

on a floured board, shape into a ball and knead until smooth.

Divide dough into 12 roughly equal parts.

roll into sphere and let stand for 15 minutes.

Use a rolling pin to flatten into 8 inch circles.

Cook on ungreased griddle on medium heat, to cook, when it starts to bubble, flip it over, when it starts to bubble, pat it down with a clean towel or spatula, when the entire tortilla starts to inflate, take it off the grill.


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That's for sure I make mine the same way but we don't measure ...
kryzal801 1 year ago
So far this has been the best recipe I have found, kids loved them
marthapacheco 1 year ago
Great!! Didn't add sugar, but perfect anyway! Used organic flour & shortening (vegetable based) on cast iron skillet. Yum!
Bvfarm 2 years ago
Thank you for this recipe, it turned out great. Had a hard time making them round though... Lol
sunrayzd333 2 years ago
Great work well for Enchiladas and Quesadillas
darrent 3 years ago
ksrbirdlady 3 years ago
Each time I've made this recipe they've turned out excellent!
Jreye1 3 years ago
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dawnrw 5 years ago
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