tortillas from scratch


combine the flour, salt, and shortening. mix thoroughly. add water, and form into slightly sticky dough. divide into four parts and roll into balls. cover and let rest for at least fifteen minutes. roll out each ball until less than ¼" thick. heat on a warm griddle or skillet until it has puffed up and lightly browned on bottom, and then flip and lightly brown on the other side. cover with a towel, and serve as soon as possible.

makes four tortillas. recipe can be doubled or tripled for more tortillas.

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