Homemade Tortillas




Once you make these, it is hard to go back to the package.

3 cups AP flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp pink salt

6 TB lard

1 1/4 cup hot water


Whisk flour to sift/aerate

Add baking powder and salt, whisk

Add lard and hot water

Knead until smooth balll

Wrap dough and let rest

Cut into 12 pieces (14 if you want them really thin)

Make each piece into a ball.

Let rest in bowl for 15 minutes.

Lightly flour tortilla press (only a little)

Slightly flatten each ball as you put it on the press.

Use tortilla press to flatten completely.

Place each tortilla on parchment.

Lightly brown each one on each side in a dry pan on medium high to high.

Don’t burn them.

Now these tender tortillas are ready to use.




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