Homemade Tortillas

Wow this quarantine has been so much fun, I get to be in the kitchen with my mom trying new recipes like these homemade flour tortillas(and they are way better than store bought, well worth the work)

We have found it is easier to make these if you have two people, my mom rolls the tortillas out and I cook them, team effort!!!

What you will need


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup crisco shortening
  • 1 cup water


  • Stand mixer
    • In the mixing bowl add flour, salt baking powder
    • Put dough hook on
    • With mixer running on low speed
    • Add oil and water
    • Mix until a smooth dough forms takes 2-4 minutes
  • Turn dough out on a floured surface divide the dough ball into 20-24 equal balls
  • Roll each ball and flatten slightly
  • Let dough balls rest for 15 minutes
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat
  • Roll each ball of dough out in circle shape(probably will be uneven, its okay), as thin as you like tortillas to be
  • Carefully place the rolled out tortilla in the hot skillet and cook 1-2 minutes
  • Flip the tortilla and cook 30 seconds to 1 minute (tortilla will bubble, you may need to flip a few times to keep it from burning, flip back and forth
  • Carefully remove hot tortilla and place inside clean dishtowels(bread basket towel)
  • Serve warm
  • Store in a storage zip lock back in a cool place(pantry) for 3 days or until you see mold appear, these will not last as long as store bought tortillas


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