First time making homemade flour tortillas

I love learning new things it is one of the things I enjoy.  When I got the crazy idea to make homemade tortillas for our fajitas I knew was in for an adventure. After all those videos and blog posts you see when they are perfect probably was done several times to make a good looking tortilla. Could just be very horrible at making things because mine never looks perfect. Flaws and all they were the best tortillas I have ever eaten. I found the recipe online. I wish I could remember exactly where I found it. They all seemed to be mostly the same when it came to the ingredients the only difference I noticed was the amount used.


3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon of salt
1/3 cup of Vegetable shortening
1 cup hot water

mix ingredients well then knead on a  floured surface until no longer sticky.  Place dough into a bowl or any sealed container and sit in fridge 1 hour to overnight. (I recommend overnight) separate into palm size balls and roll out with a rolling pin until big enough. Roll in every direction to form a flat round tortilla. The thinner the better.

Heat a skillet on medium to medium low and cook on both sides until brown.




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