Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Recipe adapted from OurBestBites.com

2 1/2 c. flour
1 c. very hot water
1 tsp. Kosher salt
1/4 c. shortening

In a heavy-duty mixer, (or by hand!) combine flour and salt. Add in shortening and mix well.
Add HOT water. The hot water helps the shortening melt. Mix until mixture forms a dough.

Divide into portions. Smaller portions = smaller tortillas. Shape portions into round balls.

Preheat a non-stick or cast iron skillet to medium-low heat. Flour your work surface, and roll out the dough into a round shape.

Place dough in preheated skillet. You want the dough to form big bubbles, not small ones. If they are small, reduce the heat.
When bubbles appear, flip the tortilla and cook on the other side. Cook them only until just done, so they stay soft and pliable.

If you are eating them right away, you can just stack them together. Serve with toppings, or eat plain or w/ cinnamon sugar! Yum!


  1. looks yummy but all your stuff does :)

  2. I love tortillas. I have yet to make my own. These sound pretty easy and yummy!

  3. It never occurred to me that you could make your own tortillas....hmmm... thinking of all the days i didn't have a burrito for lack of a tortilla. Needless longing, apparently :)

  4. can something be substituted for the shortening?

  5. Hi Nooner!
    I emailed you, but thought I'd comment here as well. Yes, you can substitute 1 cup of butter for the shortening. Let me know how that works for you!