• 30minutes
  • 189calories

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Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 -4 cups all-purpose flour

  2. 1 teaspoon salt

  3. 2 teaspoons baking powder

  4. 1/2 cup shortening

  5. 1 -1 1/2 cup warm water

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Combine the 3 cups flour, salt and baking powder in large bowl.

  2. Either by hand, or with pastry blender, work in the shortening until crumbly (you can add a little more shortening if the mixture looks too floury).

  3. Slowly add the water (I start with 1 cup and add more as needed) to flour mixture while tossing with a fork.

  4. With your hands, knead dough vigorously for about 2 minutes, until it forms a nice dough ball.

  5. Cover with cloth and let stand at least 15 minutes.

  6. Take a ball of dough (golf ball size for small, slightly more for bigger tortillas) and roll into a ball.

  7. Roll in flour to cover.

  8. On floured surface, roll out dough evenly and very thin.

  9. Place each tortilla on a medium hot cast iron skillet.

  10. Cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side, or until the tortilla no longer looks doughy.

  11. NOTE: the ingredients are fairly accurate, but feel free to adjust to get the correct consistency.


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