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How to make flour tortillas

homemade flour tortillas

Calories 122kcal
Author Marie


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup lard or vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup warm milk or water


  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt to the bowl of a standing mixer and stir to combine
  • Add lard to the flour mixture and use a fork to combine so that the mixture is dry and crumbly
  • Slowly add milk or water and beat dough on low speed for about 4 minutes
  • Divide dough equally into 12 small balls and let rest for 30 minutes
  • 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
  • Use flour to lightly coat top and bottom of each dough ball before rolling out.
  • 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.
  • Place on preheated griddle or pan and flip when they start to bubble.
  • Do not overcook these as they will get too hard. The tortillas should remain very pale in color.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.8g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 4.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 105mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 0.8g