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How to make homemade tortillas with tips, tricks, and recipes. From nelliebellie.com
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Basic, homemade flour tortillas


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup lard or shortening
  • 1/2 cup hot water


  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir.
  • Add shortening by spoonfuls and stir in after each addition (you might have to use a fork).
  • Stir in the hot water and stir well.
  • Knead about 30 times and then cover to let rest.
  • Shape into balls and rest again. Roll out into large circles.
  • Fry on med-high heat about 30 seconds on each side.