Simple flour tortillas

    Traditional flour tortillas that are homemade and much better than shop bought. Use in your favourite Mexican recipe, or for wraps.


    Yorkshire, England, UK
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    Makes: 16 flour tortillas

    • 500g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons lard
    • 350ml water

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Rub in the lard with your fingers until the flour resembles breadcrumbs.
    2. Add the water to the mixture and combine until the dough comes together. Add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, if mixture is too dry.
    3. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
    4. Preheat a large pan over medium-high heat. Use a floured rolling pin to roll a dough ball into a thin, round tortilla.
    5. Place the tortilla into the hot pan, and cook until bubbly and golden; flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side. Place the cooked tortilla on a cooling rack and repeat with the remaining dough.

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