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Homemade Flour Tortillas

HOMEMDE  Tortillas

If you remember Homemade tortillas as I do my mom made the best, you could eat them alone, we like butter on them.

But you could do anything with them or fill them as you choose, I make them often way better then store bought and it only takes a few minutes, I recall my mom making a stack in not time, she did not a have written recipes, as most moms in that time,  a dab here and a pinch is all it took,  I have one that I have to refer to and this works well .


Homemade Flour TortillasFood and drink


4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons shortening or lard
1.5 cups hot water


In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. With a sharp knife, cut shortening or lard into small pieces. Add pieces to dry ingredients and thoroughly combine with your fingers until a uniform consistency is achieved.

Add hot water and lightly work into dough.

Place dough a lightly floured surface and continue kneading until a smooth ball is formed. Divide dough into 16 equal sized portions and allow to rest under damp (not wet) cloth for 10-15 minutes.

Place each small dough portion onto a lightly floured surface. With a floured rolling pin, roll the dough into a thin, round shape.

Tip: Turn the dough 90 degrees every so often to create a uniform round shape.

Preheat a large dry skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high heat. Add one rolled out dough circle and heat until golden brown, then flip and cook until golden brown on other side. here are a couple options if you do not have time,

I like the unbaked ones and grill them taste fresh.

homemade tortillas

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3 Replies to “Homemade Flour Tortillas”

  1. Wow - beautiful stack of tortillas Chef Ernie! Perfect for so many recipes or just to munch on as a delicious snack.
    1. chefernie says:
      I know it's been awhile since you commented but I been away, and also have three blogs I am trying to update, thank you for your kind words and your visitI love your blog you inspire me to do better you know tortillas are very simple to make, Thanks again.
  2. Philip Contreras says:
    I could see mom making these in my mind. Thanks Bro! I am going to try to make a batch.

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