Flour Tortillas

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Author Micha M


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • extra flour for dusting


  1. Mix together flour and salt in a bowl. Cut in shortening until fine crumbs form then add warm water. Mix together until dough forms. Knead on floured surface 2-3 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in clean bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let dough rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat griddle over medium high heat until a droplet of water sizzles. Turn dough out and cut into 8 pieces for 10 inch tortillas or 12 for 8 inch. Roll on lightly floured surface until your desired size, turning frequently.
  3. Cook on griddle 1-2 minutes per side or until very lightly brown. Press bubbles with spatula.