Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Homemade Flour Tortillas

I've always wanted to try making tortillas and have heard it's easy, but I just have never given it a go. Last week I finally decided to just go for it. It really was easy! Here you go, check it out and try making your own!

3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
6 tbsp. vegetable shortening
1 cup warm water

Mix dry ingredients. Add in vegetable shortening and mix in well with a fork. Add water and stir, then knead (about 2 minutes), to make a dough. It shouldn't be sticky, so if it is then add a little more flour.

Divide into twelve little balls, cover with a damp cloth and let rest for 10 minutes.

On a well-floured surface, roll into a circle, nice and thin.
Plop onto a nice hot griddle. Wait just until bubbles form (it's quick, just a few seconds!) and then flip over for a few more to finish 'er up.
Enjoy with mounds of butter, then run three miles to burn off all the fat and calories. Like I always do when I eat something like this. That's why I'm so incredibly trim & fit. Yeah.


  1. I could totally go for some of those right now.

  2. those look great! good job, emily. i will have to try my hand at them soon! thanks for sharing details.

  3. You had me until the 'run three miles' part. ROFL Those do look really, reallllllly good though!!

  4. Yum!! I am definitely going to be trying those!

  5. Hi Emily. I finally found your blog! Thansk for reading mine, and giving me words of encouragement. Sounds like we have a lot in common. I love to sew and embroider too. CUUUTE cloth diapers BTW!

  6. Oooh those look good! I could really go for tacos tonight, but we're having leftover chili. LOL

  7. Oh my word! Those look so good. There is a Mexican place here that make their own and you can watch. I have never had a tortilla so yummy. I too have meant to make some...