Homemade Flour Tortillas

These tortillas are very easy to make and taste better than store bought.

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup lard
  • 1/2 cup cool water

Whisk together the flour and salt, then cut in the lard with your hands, a fork or pastry blender.  Add in the water until the dough comes together.  I like to knead the dough for a minute or so to make sure it’s fully incorporated, then pull off small pieces at a time and roll into circles. If you want taco size tortillas it will make about 12.  If you want bigger tortillas it will make about 8. Let the dough rest for about 30 minutes, then roll out the balls one by one and put the tortilla rounds onto a hot griddle, cooking on each side until you see the brown spots on both sides.  Store in a tortilla warmer or plastic baggie.  Will keep for a day or so.

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