Homemade Flour Tortillas

Versatile traditional flour tortillas; Significantly better than the store bought variants!

24 Servings.


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons lard
  • 1 ½ cups water


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Large Skillet
  • Rolling pin


  1. Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl
  2. Mix in the lard with your fingers until the flour resembles cornmeal
  3. Add the water and mix until the dough comes together
  4. Place on a light floured surface and knead for a few minutes until smooth and elastic
  5. Divide the dough into 24 pieces and roll each piece into a ball
  6. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Use a well-floured rolling pin to roll a dough ball into a thin, round tortilla
  8. Place into the hot skillet, and cook until bubbly and golden; flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side
  9. Place the cooked tortilla in a tortilla warmer; continue rolling and cooking the remaining dough


  • Aluminum foil not only allows for easier cleanup but also keeps the food moist and cooks it evenly.
  • You can easily replace the tortilla warmer with a plate with some aluminum foil between each tortilla and on top
  • If you are having problems with browning and bubbling feel free to add more lard to the recipe as needed