I had never made flour tortillas before this and never realized how simple it actually was! This 5 ingredient recipe for homemade flour tortillas will leave you never wanting to buy them at the store ever again!
5 INGREDIENT HOMEMADE FLOUR TORTILLAS
2.5 cups (346g) all purpose flour
1 tsp. fine sea salt
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
3 tbsp. lard, vegetable shortening, or vegetable oil
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon warm water (not hot)
Heat a cast-iron skillet over high heat (you want it super hot to cook these properly, about 500ºF.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sea salt, and baking powder.
Next, add in the lard, vegetable shortening, or vegetable oil. Mix together with your hands until you reach a cornmeal type texture.
Add in the warm water and mix with your hands until the dough forms.
On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until it becomes smooth. Cover with a towel and let rest for 10 minutes.
Once the dough is done resting, remove the towel and give the dough a little pat. Section into 16 equal pieces for normal size tortillas. (I combined about 3 of the dough balls together for burrito sized tortillas)
Lightly flour a surface and the top of the dough ball. Roll out the dough into a circle until you have achieved your desired thickness.
Place the tortilla directly onto the cast-iron skillet and cook 30 seconds per side and then transfer to either to a tortilla warmer or towel and cover.
Repeat with remaining dough.
Tip: I kept the tortillas warm in my oven on the "keep warm" function until ready to use.
Fill, top with butter, or just eat them as is! Enjoy!