Homemade Flour Tortillas
Traditional flour tortillas - homemade are much better than store bought. Do not substitute vegetable oil or shortening for the lard.Yield: 24 tortillas
|4 cups||all-purpose flour|
|2 teaspoons||baking powder|
|1 1/2 cups||water|
Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl. Mix in the lard with your fingers until the flour resembles cornmeal. Add the water and mix until the dough comes together; place on a lightly floured surface and knead a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Use a well-floured rolling pin to roll a dough ball into a thin, round tortilla. Place into the hot skillet, and cook until bubbly and golden; flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side. Place the cooked tortilla in a tortilla warmer; continue rolling and cooking the remaining dough.