Monday, March 10, 2014

Homemade Tortillas

Tortillas can be used for so many things and they taste best homemade! Enchiladas, burritos, chimichangas, tacos, wraps, chips etc. I've been making homemade tortillas for the last ten years. These are so easy to make that my seven-year-old son can do it (as you can see). Once you try them homemade, you'll never want to buy them from the store again.


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp lard
  • 1 1 /2 cups water

Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl. Mix in the lard with your fingers. Add the water and mix until the dough comes together; place on a lightly floured surface and knead a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.

Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Use a well-floured rolling pin to roll a dough ball into a thin, round tortilla. Place into the hot skillet, and cook until bubbly and golden (about 30 seconds); flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side. Place the cooked tortilla in a tortilla warmer; continue rolling and cooking the remaining dough. 

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