Homemade Flour Tortillas

| 7/6/2015 1:05:00 PM

Renee-Lucie BenoitIf you would like to make your own tortilla press, please read my previous blog post.

This recipe will make anywhere from 8 to 16 tortillas, depending on how large you make them.

pressing tortillas in homemade press 

2  1/2 cups unbleached white flour
2  1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup  plus 2 tablespoons lard if needed
1 cup hot water (this is important as it softens the lard to the right consistency)

In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.

Add spoonfuls of lard, then use a pastry cutter or your fingers to combine ingredients. Mix until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Slowly stir in hot water and mix together. Lightly knead dough 30 to 40 times, or until it becomes a cohesive ball of dough. It shouldn't be real sticky. Cover with tea towel and allow dough to rest for 1 hour or more.