light and fluffy homemade flour tortillas recipe
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5 from 31 votes

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas are very easy to make! Just a small amount of ingredients and no special equipment are needed! So tender and soft!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Flour Tortillas
Servings: 12
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons lard (recommended) or vegetable shortening (Crisco)
  • 3/4 cup hot water


  • In a large bowl add the flour, salt, baking powder and shortening.
  • Using your fingers (or a pastry cutter), cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles pea-sized pieces.
  • Add the hot water and mix together using your hands or a wooden spoon until the mixtures starts to form.
  • Knead on a floured surface for 5 - 10 minutes or until the mixture is smooth and elastic.
  • Form the dough into a ball.
  • Place the dough into a covered bowl and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
  • Pinch off the dough into 12 equal pieces and roll each piece into golf ball-sized balls.
  • Preheat your griddle, nonstick pan or cast iron pan on medium high heat.
  • Flatten each dough ball a bit and then roll out on a floured surface forming a circle.
  • To make a round shape, roll out the dough and then make a 1/4 of a turn of the circle and then roll and make another 1/4 of a turn.
  • Keep doing this until the dough is rolled out to 1/8 inch thick. You really want these to be very thin, almost like tissue paper because they do puff up a lot while cooking.
  • Place onto the hot skillet, and cook until bubbly. Flip and continue cooking the other side.
  • Each side should cook about 30 seconds.
  • Keep the cooked tortillas warm while you continue rolling and cooking the remaining tortillas (I just put mine in between paper towels or clean dish towels.)



Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 55mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg