Homemade Flour Tortillas - A Bountiful Love

Homemade Flour Tortillas

   These homemade flour tortillas are amazing! Very easy to make and only takes a few ingredients.  Once you try making your own homemade flour tortilla, I bet that you may rethink your store-bought flour tortilla. Frugal and easy, make it with your favorite Mexican dish!


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening ( or additional more tbsp, as needed)
1 cup hot water


  1. Use a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Drop 1/2 cup of the shortening into the flour mixture and cut the shortening until it crumbles. Use a pastry cutter or fork or your clean hands.
  3. Slowly pour the hot water onto your bowl ( flour with shortening mixture), Stir using a wooden spoon until it sticks to itself. If it looks dry and lacks moisture, add-in 1 or 2 tbsp of shortening. Add as needed. Knead, in the bowl until the bowl forms a ball and not sticky anymore. It shouldn't stick to the sides of your bowl.
  4. Using a tea towel or a clean kitchen towel ( I have used both), cover, and let the dough rest for an hour.
  5. Break the dough into 14-16 smaller pieces and make a ball. Cover the dough balls for an additional 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat a large nonstick skillet, Using a well-floured surface and a well-floured rolling pin, roll one dough at a time into a thin round shape ( tortilla shape). 
  7. Place the thin dough into the hot skillet. You will know when it is ready to be flip when the dough is bubbly on top.
  8. Flip the tortilla and cook until golden.
  9. Wrap the cooked tortilla in a clean tea towel or put in a tortilla container to keep it warm
  10. Serve immediately.

Store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. To warm, wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 20 seconds. 

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  1. My husband like tortilla, I put this on my recipe collection. Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesdays. I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board

  2. Look delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!


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