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Flour Tortillas

Flour Tortillas

I use a flat, round cast iron skillet to make these. Yummy!


  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 heaping cup shortening or lard
  • 2 cups warm water, or more


  1. Sift flour and salt. Mix in bowl with lard or shortening and add water gradually. Usually it takes up to 3 cups. Knead well to make a smooth dough.
  2. Let dough stand for 20 minutes in an oiled plastic bag. (Keep dough covered while making each tortilla.)
  3. Make into small 2-inch balls and roll with a rolling pin on a floured board into a round disk.
  4. Cook on a hot, dry flat cast iron skillet, turning over once, until cooked on both sides to your liking.

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen, approximately 9 inches in diameter.

From the kitchen of Linda Jolly.


Maricopa, Arizona

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