Homemade Tortillas


Making your own tortillas certainly requires some extra effort…but every minute is completely worth it! Make sure the shortening you use is not buttery as that will make the tortillas brittle and not that great. I started making my own tortillas because apparently I’m not that great at finding things in grocery stores. While living in Thailand we wanted to have a Mexican food night and I was told Tops Market, the local “Western” grocery store had them. I went, I looked, I didn’t see them, I gave up and bought myself a smoothie. Maybe it was the anticipation of the smoothie that blinded my eyes, maybe it was fate. Either way I decided to just make my own and it was then I discovered the magic I have been missing all along.

Homemade Tortillas

  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/3 c. shortening
  • (up to) 1 c. hot water

Mix dry ingredients and cut in shortening with fork. Gradually add up to 1 c. hot water in small increments (usually only 1/2 c. is needed) kneading until dough is smooth. Divide dough into 10 pieces. Cover bowl with damp towel and let dough rest inside for 45 min. Roll each piece out until thin and round. Cook on un-greased skillet on medium-high heat. Flip once air bubbles appear, then remove from heat after 20 more seconds.

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