4 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
3/4 tsp Salt
2-3 T Lard or Butter
3/4 cup Warm Water
Add all ingredients except for the warm water into a mixer bowl. Mix to combine. Slowly add water until a ball of dough is formed. Cover and let dough rest 30 minutes.
Divide dough into golf ball sized rounds. Heat skillet to medium. Press dough in tortilla press and transfer to skillet. Cook for less than one minute on each side. Keep cooked tortillas wrapped in a towel or in a tortilla warmer until ready to serve.
No rolling here! No sirree!
To get started, mix the flour, salt, and baking powder in a mixer. Add the lard and mix until it’s crumbly. Add the warm water and mix until a ball of dough is formed.
Cover and refrigerate for about 30 min.
Divide into balls.
I bought the press made of cast iron. It costs a little more but is very strong.
Here she is naked.
The plating on the press leaves dark spots on my dough so I wrap parchment paper around the bottom
and top the dough with another sheet before I drop the press.
Plunk it down
Press with handle
Pop it into a hot pan for a few seconds. Flip and cook for a few more seconds until brown.
Chewy, warm, and delicious!
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The Cannary's, est. 1985 says
YUM. We would be in so much trouble around here if I learned how to do this. So, I think I will just gaze lovingly at your pics…
Katherines Corner says
Okay now I want tortillas! Yum.I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Wishing you happiness, Katherine
Krafty Kat says
That would certainly be put to good use around here! Might have to get one!
These tortillas look identical to the ones I make! I use lard, as well- it's a New Mexico family recipe. I don't like thin tortillas. Give me thick plump ones that look just like yours. I had to laugh at the scorch marks- back home, they weren't done unless you had them! Mine get rolled out with a small rolling pin made from a broom handle, though. It was a gift from my grandmother who used it to make her tortillas. 🙂 Sue
I have a press. I make my own corn tortillas (to die for). Didn't know I could press flour tortillas. I'm going to have to try it. Thanks