Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe

  • Author: A Cultivated Nest


These homemade flour tortillas will make your Mexican dishes even tastier!



  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup butter flavored Crisco shortening or non-flavored vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cups of warm water (approximately)


  1. In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder, and salt. Give a quick mix with a whisk or fork to help spread out the ingredients.
  2. Add shortening, and mix well throughout dry ingredients. You want to create the tiniest of little “shortening beads” in your dough mixture.
  3. Slowly add in your water. You probably will not need the full amount of water! Just a bit under 3/4 cups! Mix well until you get a nice tacky ball.
  4. Cover and allow to rest 30 – 45 minutes.
  5. With a knife, cut the dough into 8 wedges, like that of pie. Roll each wedge into a round ball.
  6. With a rolling pin a on lightly floured surface, flatten each dough ball into a thin circular or semi-circular shape.
  7. Place a pan over medium heat. Allow approximately 5 minutes for it to heat up before using. You will not need to use any type of spray, grease, or butter. This is a dry cooking technique.
  8. Place your tortilla in the hot pan and cook for approximately 30 seconds on each side.