This recipe is courtesy of Tia Newby.
Handmade flour tortillas
3 cups flour (Bob's Red Millis a great organic brand.)
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
6 tablespoons of vegetable shortening (Yes, you can use lard but veggie shortening is healthier.)
1 1/4 cups warm water
Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
Add 6 tablespoons of vegetable shortening to the dry ingredients. Use a fork to mix together (or, you can dig in and use your hands like Grandma.)
Mix in the warm water. You can use the fork, but we find it’s best to use your flour dusted hands. Knead the dough for a couple of minutes then separate the dough into about 12 small balls.
Set aside for about 10 minutes.
Heat your griddle and add a little cooking oil.
Either use a rolling pin to roll out tortillas on a floured surface or break out an easy to use tortilla press and knock ‘em out lickety split.
Place your homemade flour tortillas on the grill for just a bit (usually less than a minute) on each side and fill with your favorite recipes.