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Mexico Inspired Recipes

Recipes Inspired by Mexico
Homemade Flour Tortillas

No Mexican meal is complete without TORTILLAS!  Tortillas are a staple of the Mexican diet.  They are easy enough to make, but require a bit of practice to turn out pretty, round and as evenly thin as abuelita (grandma) makes them!   Try it for yourself!

This recipe makes about 2 dozen tortillas so you will have enough for everyone and maybe even some leftover to make chiliaquiles or huevos rancheros for breakfast the next day!


Flour Tortillas 



4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons lard  ***NO substitutions!! 

1 1/2 cups water



Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl. Mix in the lard with your fingers until the flour resembles cornmeal.

Add the 11/2 cups of water to the mixture and mix until the dough comes together.

Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for a few minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.

Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.

Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Use a well-floured rolling pin to roll a dough ball into a thin, round tortilla or you can use a traditional tortilla press, if you happen to have one laying around! 

Place the raw tortilla onto the hot skillet, and cook until bubbly and golden; flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side as well.

Place the cooked tortilla in a tortilla warmer; continue rolling and cooking the remaining dough.


Ta-Da!  Fresh, homemade flour tortillas for your family to enjoy!  ¡Felicidades!  Now you are cooking like a real Señora!

Posted: Friday, June 7, 2013 8:27 AM by Carlos Martínez


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