Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas

34 reviews, 4.3 star(s). 82% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

A quick and easy way to save a little money when on a tight budget with a lot os kids to feed.


2 cups Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Shortening
1 cup Ice water

Original recipe makes 12



Mix flour and salt in a medium size mixing bowl. Add shortening and mix until there are no more chunks of shortening left. Mix in cold water a little at a time until you have a some what stiff dough. Pinch off dough about the size of a golf ball, roll out flat with a rolling pin and fry in dry skillet till it bubbles, turn and fry dry about 15 - 25 seconds.

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These are great. I didn't have a rolling pin so used a wine bottle with the label removed. Worked great.
Chelsea925 1y ago

Wonderful and easy!! Thank you!!
cindijackson 1y ago

Really simple recipe, I upped the salt to 3/4tsp.
Mara99 2y ago

Pretty easy to make. I had no idea. Going to try flavoring them next time.
Stealie1 2y ago

This was my first time making tortillas and they were quite easy. I used butter instead of shortening and they taste pretty good. I definitely needed a bigger workspace to roll them out on because they were a little thick. A tortilla press would be ideal, but a rolling pin will do.
moomasters 2y ago

It was my first time makeup tortillas and they turned out great!!!!
Chelsea925 3y ago

Brilliant, quick and delicious.
vickyra 3y ago

Makes fantastic tortillas! I used less water than was called for per a friends' advice (and noticed a comment or two), and my trusty old tortilla press thatI inherited but never used. All in all, great recipe, thanks!
Firebyrd 3y ago

We love this and use it at least once each week!
jessicamoonblocker 3y ago

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