Flour Tortillas

Something I make ALOT is tortillas and I’m surprised at how many people don’t know how to make them.  Yes, they are more work than store bought but they don’t even come close in taste!!  In fact, my oldest and myself won’t eat store bought..yuck!

I’ve also decided to do something different.  Since many of you want to print the recipes and only some of you want the pictures too, I am going to post the recipe first and during the preparation part, I will number each task.  That task’s number will match the numbered pictures.  Get it?  That way, if you decide you want to print the recipe, you can print only the recipe without pictures if you choose to do so.

Okay, first things first.  WASH YOUR HANDS!  This is all done with the hands so you need to clean em’ up.  You’re gonna need 3 essential tools, well…2 for sure.  A tortilla Griddle (or what we call a “comal”), rolling pin, and a Tortilla Keeper.  You can put your tortillas in just about anything that will be tight but can still breathe.  Also, an old broomstick handle or pvc pipe works well for a rolling pin;)

I don’t use measuring spoons or cups when making these so the amounts are guesstimations. Is that a word?

You can see the video tuturial here.


  • 4 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 c. lard
  • 1-2 cups of HOT water (until a little sticky but not so much that your hand is caked on! lol)


1. Get the griddle going before you start this part so it will be nice and hot.  Sift all dry ingredients together and add shortening.  Mix thoroughly.  (just like you were making a pie crust.)

2. Add hot water.  Obviously you don’t want to burn yourself but the hotter you can stand it, the easier your tortilla dough will be to work with.

3. Knead until soft, smooth dough is formed.

4. Pinch off dough (a little less than the size of a golf-ball) and form into a rounded biscuit looking thing..lol.

5.  Dip into flour and roll out.

6.  Cook on your tortilla griddle.  When you see the bubbles NOT coming up, that’s when you flip or take off.

7.  Throw them in your tortilla keeper and enjoy with some Carne Guisada!..Hint:(that’s coming soon)







WOW…writing this post actually took WAAAAY longer than it takes to make these!

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