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Homemade tortillas from easy tortilla recipe

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas are so easy to make and home! You will never buy store bought tortillas again!
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For regular tortillas:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 3/4 cup water

For Cilantro Lime Tortillas:

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Zest of 1 small lime


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Add shortening and mix with a fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Make a well in the center of the mixture and add the water. If you are making Cilantro Lime Tortillas, add the cilantro and lime zest. Mix until dough starts to form.
  • Place dough on a clean floured surface and knead until dough is smooth. This will take 3-4 minutes.
  • Place the dough in a bowl and cover. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  • With a dough knife, divide the dough into quarters. Next, divide each quarter into thirds. You should have 12 equal dough portions. Using a rolling pin, roll out each dough portion into a circle, about 6-7 inches in diameter.
  • Heat a skillet or a griddle pan to medium-high heat. Cook the tortillas until they start to puff up and are lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until lightly browned on the other side. Place tortillas on a plate and cover with a towel to keep warm while you make the rest of the tortillas. Serve!
  • Note-these tortillas are great eaten plain or you can make tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, burritos, wraps, etc. They will keep in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat before eating!