Flour Tortillas

I use a flat, round cast iron skillet (comal) to make these. These tortillas are so soft, they will melt in your mouth! Yummy!

Flour Tortillas


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup Crisco shortening
  • 1 3/4 cups hot water


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together until mixture is crumbly, then add all the hot water. Mix until it all comes together. Cover with a towel and let set for about 10 minutes.
  2. Form dough into balls and then roll them out. Put on hot comal and only flip twice.

Yield: 14 to 16 tortillas

From the kitchen of Linda Jolly.