Homemade Flour Tortillas

Servings 12 -14 small tortillas


  • 3 C Flour or more as needed
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 C lard
  • 1 - 1 1/2 C Warm Water


Make Dough:

  1. Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a large bowl

  2. Work lard into the flour mixture until it resembles a coarse cornmeal. (I just use my hands)

  3. Add 1 C water, mixing gently with a fork until it starts to clump up, and eventually sticks together. You may need to use additional water.

  4. Turn dough out of bowl onto a flour surface and knead for several minutes until it forms a nice ball. (I had to keep sprinkling the counter with flour to keep it from sticking)

  5. Cover with a cloth and let rest for 15-20 minutes.

Roll out tortillas:

  1. Heat cast iron skillet on medium

  2. Take a golf ball sized piece of dough

  3. Roll in flour

  4. Place on floured counter and roll it into a very thin circle. I reposition the dough several times by picking it up and giving it a 1/4 turn to get more of a "circle"

  5. Cook Tortilla in dry hot skillet for 1-2 minutes per side.

  6. Tortilla should not look doughy when done.