Tortilla Recipe


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Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner! I wanted to cook something in the spirit of the holiday and settled on tortillas. Luckily, I had all the ingredients on hand as the recipe doesn’t call for much. These came out great! They were the perfect balance of soft and chewy on the inside and crispy on the out.


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup lukewarm water

Tortilla RecipeUsing a fork, mix the flour, salt and baking powder. Using your hand or a pastry cutter, cut the shortening into the flour mixture until there are no big lumps of shortening. Slowly add the water, using more or less as you need it. Make sure the dough is not too sticky.

Tortilla Recipe After you have finished adding the water, knead the dough for about three minutes. Put the kneaded dough back in your bowl and cover with a tea towel. Let the dough sit for about 10 minutes.

Tortilla Recipe After the dough has sat for ten minutes, evenly separate it into balls.

Tortilla Recipe 4Flatten the ball with your hand and add flour to the work surface. Flatten the circle with a rolling pin to get a thin tortilla.

Tortilla-RecipeSlap the tortillas back and forth between your hands.

Tortilla Recipe Heat a large pan on medium heat. Cook your tortillas for 15-20 seconds on each side.

tortilla recipe tortilla recipe Make some quesadillas, or do like I did and make some breakfast burritos!

  • Laura

    mmmmm. You would’ve given Chu-cho’s a run for their money! :)

    • Luisa

      haha…I wish!! Miss that place!

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  • Thanks for letting me use these this weekend :)



  • Martha

    These look great & simple to make! I’ll have to try this instead of getting the store-bought ones next time! Thanks :)