homemade flour tortillas
Serves: makes 12 small tortillas
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup lard or vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup warm milk or water
  1. Add flour, baking powder, and salt to the bowl of a standing mixer and stir to combine
  2. Add lard to the flour mixture and use a fork to combine so that the mixture is dry and crumbly
  3. Slowly add milk or water and beat dough on low speed for about 4 minutes
  4. Divide dough equally into 12 small balls and let rest for 30 minutes
  5. When you are ready to cook the tortillas, heat a pancake griddle over moderate heat (or use an electric griddle) and prepare to form the tortillas
  6. Use flour to lightly coat top and bottom of each dough ball before rolling out.
  7. Using a rolling pin, gently flatten the dough ball and then roll out in a very thin circle. It helps to roll gently and turn the tortilla often.
  8. Place on preheated griddle or pan and flip when they start to bubble.
  9. Do not overcook these as they will get too hard. The tortillas should remain very pale in color.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 tortilla Calories: 122 Fat: 4.8 g Saturated fat: 1.9 g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 16.8 g Sugar: 0.8 g Sodium: 105 mg Fiber: 0.6 g Protein: 2.6 g Cholesterol: 5 mg
Recipe by Feeling Foodish at http://feelingfoodish.com/homemade-flour-tortillas/