After doing some research online and in my cookbooks, I came up with what I thought to be a good recipe.
They were delicious and well worth the extra effort! It may be difficult to go back to store-bought tortillas.
Homemade Flour Tortillas
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- slightly less than 1/2 cup of shortening
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup of warm water
Knead the dough for a minute or so. Then put it back into the bowl and cover with a clean dish cloth. Let it sit for a couple hours at room temperature.
Roll out each ball into a nicely shaped tortilla with a rolling pin.
Cook them for about 1 1/2 minutes per side on a hot griddle or pan. Preferably cast iron. They should slightly bubble and start to brown. Turn down the heat if they seem to be cooking too quickly.
Serve immediately with your favorite toppings. My kids like to eat them plain!