I recently learned how to make flour tortillas from scratch. They are SO incredibly simple I’m amazed more people don’t make them from scratch. Honestly, it’s easier and faster to make them at home than to run to the store to buy them. And they taste SO much better. Not to mention you have better control over what goes into them. So here’s the recipe:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbs of a solid fat. I personally prefer butter, but you can use lard or vegetable shortening too.
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
6 tbs water
Put all ingredients into food processor and pulse until a dough forms.
Divide into 6 equal balls.
Using a tortilla press, flatten balls.
Place flat dough into a hot non-stick skillet and cook until it starts to brown. Flip and cook until final size turns brown. Take off heat and place on a plate in a clean towel until all tortillas are cooked.
Serve immediately or freeze.