Homemade Tortillas

I’ve never seen tortillas that weren’t sold in a plastic bag. So I finally learned how to make them from scratch. Turns out they’re really easy to make! Here are the ingredients you need:

  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup lard (I’m a lard enthusiast. But you can use butter instead. Tenderflake lard is Canadian, so you won’t be able to find it in the US.)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup water

Combine flour and salt.

Add the lard and coconut oil. Using a pastry blender, cut the fat into the flour until the mixture resemble coarse crumbs.

Add the water. Mix until incorporate into a ball. Knead a few times.

Place the dough on a floured surface and divide into 12 pieces. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.

Roll out each piece of dough to about 1/16 inch thickness.

Put a skillet over medium heat. Cook each side for about 30 seconds.

Serve hot with refried beans, Spanish rice, guacamole, salsa, sour cream and cheese.


7 thoughts on “Homemade Tortillas

  1. I’m loving this series, combining as it does many staples of my diet. 🙂 Not sure when I’ll find time to try it all out (my beans are still in cans, my tortillas in plastic bags… sigh) but I intend to at some point. Thanks!

  2. These look really yummy! It reminds me of the time that I learned how to make tortillas in Guatemala…Very different though, as they were made over an open fire. It was quite amazing how well the Guatemalan women make tortillas and how they make it look so easy!
    I really like what you are doing here on this blog and all of the different recipes that you post! Keep up the great work my friend!

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