Flour Tortillas

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"Adapted from a recipe in Elena's Secrets of Mexican Cooking by Elena Zelayeta."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (71 g)
  • Calories 228.6
  • Total Fat - 8.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 8.1 mg
  • Sodium - 389.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 31.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 0.1 g
  • Protein - 4.3 g
  • Calcium - 7.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Mix together lard, salt, and flour with a pastry cutter or food processor until lard is incorporated.

Step 2

Add water a bit at a time and knead into a smooth dough.

Step 3

Divide dough into 6 pieces, roll into a ball, and let sit for 30 minutes under a towel or plastic wrap.

Step 4

Place dough ball on a piece of waxed paper, flatten slightly, then top with another piece of paper and slightly flattened dough ball.

Step 5

Roll dough this way, 2 pieces at a time into 8 inch circles.

Step 6

Cook tortillas for a couple of minutes on an ungreased comal or cast iron skillet; avoid breaking any bubbles and lightly brown each side.

Step 7

Allow to cool then store in a ziplock bag until needed.

Tips & Variations

  • Waxed paper



Fast and easy to make and so much better than store bought. I make all my own bread, tortillas, roti etc. And this is a well written recipe that a novice will have no trouble making. Thanks Sue for sharing another of your wonderful recipes! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(2 May 2013)