Homemade Flour Tortillas
Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons shortening or lard
1.5 cups hot water
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. With a sharp knife, cut shortening or lard into small pieces. Add pieces to dry ingredients and thoroughly combine with your fingers until a uniform consistency is achieved.
Add hot water and lightly work into dough.
Place dough a lightly floured surface and continue kneading until a smooth ball is formed. Divide dough into 16 equal sized portions and allow to rest under damp (not wet) cloth for 10-15 minutes.
Place each small dough portion onto a lightly floured surface. With a floured rolling pin, roll the dough into a thin, round shape.
Tip: Turn the dough 90 degrees every so often to create a uniform round shape.
Preheat a large dry skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high heat. Add one rolled out dough circle and heat until golden brown, then flip and cook until golden brown on other side.
Repeat with remaining dough pieces. Place each finished tortilla in tortilla warmer or wrap in aluminum foil to keep warm. Serve immediately with your favorite fillings