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Flour Tortillas

Flour Tortillas

These made from scratch flour tortillas taste better than store bought and are a more nutritious option. Once you taste homemade tortillas you won't want to go back to the processed version.

Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 5 people


  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1.25 cups water hot
  • 1/4 cups lard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder


  • 1. Mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
    2. Add the lard using a pastry cutter to combine, until the mixture is crumbly.
    3. Add the water and stir until a rough dough forms.
    4. Place the dough onto a floured work surface and knead for about two minutes until it is smooth.
    5. Divide the dough into 16 equal portions. Roll the dough into balls then flatten into 16 discs.
    6. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let sit for 15 minutes.
    7. Roll the discs into 6 to 7 inch tortillas and cook in a skillet on medium to medium high heat for about 30 seconds each side (once the tortilla starts to bubble flip it).
    8. Put in a tortilla warmer and use right away. If you are using later let them cool completely then seal. ( I freeze mine for later use)
Keyword Flour Tortillas