Flour tortillas are awesome to have around in the kitchen! You can put together all kinds of dishes quickly, from fresh wraps to-go or family-sized enchiladas. If you always find yourself buying these at the store, why not try making them for yourself? For flour tortillas especially, you probably have all the materials at hand already! Plus, made right, they're infinitely tastier than anything pre-packaged.

Flour Tortillas This recipe yields about 15-18 tortillas.

  • 4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp lard *
  • 1 1/2 cups of water

*Flour tortilla purists insist that only lard can be used, but you can get decent to very good results with vegetable shortening, margarine, or butter. 

  1. Mix your dry ingredients together.
  2. Using your fingers, incorporate the lard into the flour until the whole mixture resembles cornmeal.
  3. Pour in your water and mix until your dough comes together.
  4. Turn your dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead it until the dough becomes smoother and more elastic.
  5. Divide your dough into 15-18 balls. With a well-floured rolling pin, roll your balls into thin tortillas. While you're doing this, preheat a skillet at medium heat.
  6. Place your tortilla into your heated skillet and cook until the bottom of the tortilla is golden and bubbly. Flip and repeat!
  7. Eat and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks

  • If your dough seems to crack and crumble a bit too much as you're rolling or kneading, try adding a bit more water. Conversely, if your dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour.
  • Bread-y tortillas are actually quite tasty too! Just don't roll them out as thinly, and you can make very tasty flatbreads.
  • For a healthier tortilla, you can replace half of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour!

You can also try your hand at making corn tortillas! It's a similar process, but you'll need to pick up a bag of masa harina (corn flour) at the store (unless you have it around already). Here's the recipe:

Corn TortillasCorn Tortillas

  Photo Credits: Remixto, Bite Club Eats

How to Make Greek Yogurt (So You Never Have to Buy It Again) Recipe
How to Cook Perfectly Fluffy Couscous Recipe
Cottage Cheese: Your New Secret Ingredient  Recipe
Dessert Hummus — That'S a Thing? Recipe
How to Peel Ginger (Hint: Don'T) Recipe
10 Patriotic Recipes for the 4th of July Recipe
14 Must-Make Cauliflower Recipes Recipe
Broccoli and Cauliflower Recipes Even Kids Will Love Recipe
Hearty, Chunky Soups for a Cold Day Recipe
Healthy, Easy New Ways to Enjoy Salmon Recipe
Which Side Does the Fork Go on Again? Table Setting 101 Recipe
10 Tasty Ways to Make Canned Tuna Gourmet Recipe
What'S in Season: Fall Vegetables You Can'T Miss Recipe
Crispy, Creamy, and Perfectly Cheesy Gourmet Gratins Recipe
10 Creative New Ways to Cook Salmon Recipe
Cozy Into Fall with Savory Seasonal Soups Recipe
Creamy, Comforting Macaroni and Cheese Recipes Recipe
12 Terrific New Takes on JalapeñO Poppers Recipe
Quick and Easy 5 Ingredient Pastas Recipe
Edible Flowers From the Garden of Eat'N Recipe
Snack Healthy with Homemade Hummus Recipe
Every Dish Is Made Better with Beer Recipe
10 Exceptional Coffee Drinks to Make at Home Recipe
10 Handy Meals Made in a Muffin Tin Recipe
Vegan Appetizers Anyone Will Love Recipe
Simple, Hearty Mexican Dishes for a Crowd Recipe
10 Succulent Salmon Dishes for Healthier Eating Recipe
Appetizer Ideas for the Big Game Recipe
Italian Dishes Minus the Indulgence Recipe
Cozy Chili Recipes and Creative Ways to Enjoy Them Recipe
Fantastic, Flavorful 5-Ingredient Chicken Dinners Recipe
10 Savory Curries You Can Make in a Hurry Recipe
Top 10 Christmas Cookies of the Season Recipe
5 Creative Cinco De Mayo Recipes to Get the Fiesta Started! Recipe
Fun Football Shaped Bites for the Super Bowl Recipe
The Ultimate Super Bowl Appetizer: 5-Layer Football Field Dip Recipe