Flour Tortillas

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based on 12 ratings

Homemade tortillas are so much tastier than the paper-thin, mass-produced kind! Use them for tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, with eggs for breakfast. Try making them ahead in big batches and freezing them until needed.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    6 cups (778g)
  • Salt icon
    1.5 tbsp (27g)
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    Baking powder
    1 tbsp (15g)
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    9 tbsp (109g)
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    450ml (2 cups)


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  1. Add all purpose flour, salt and baking powder to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Whisk together
  3. Add shortening to the dough
  4. Rub in until coarse crumbs form
  5. Mix in water to the dough
  6. Knead until smooth
  7. Divide into a ball
  8. Roll out until 1/8" (5mm) thick
  9. Cook
  10. Keep warm with kitchen towel
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