Recipe courtesy of Laura Holmes

Home Made Tortillas

  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 45 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: Yield: 10 servings
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4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons lard

1/2 to 3/4 cup lukewarm water


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt in a glass bowl with hand. Add lard to dry ingredients, mix with hand. Add lukewarm water to form dough into ball. After forming ball, rub dough ball with a little lard. Put ball in plastic bag and let rest for about 30 minutes.
  2. Flour rolling surface and then pinch off balls of dough between index finger and thumb and shape into mushroom like balls. Set aside.
  3. Take each ball and pat each side on flour surface, roll out into flat round tortilla, cook on comal or griddle turning only once.
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