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Flour Tortillas

Yield about 2 dozen


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons hot water

How to Make It

  1. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder; stir well. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually stir in water, mixing well.

  2. Shape dough into 1 1/3-inch balls; roll each on a floured surface into a 6-inch circle.

  3. Cook tortillas in an ungreased skillet over medium-high heat about 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Pat tortillas lightly with spatula while browning the second side if they puff during cooking. Serve hot.

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