Flour tortillas

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 cups Flour
⅛ teaspoon Baking powder
2 teaspoons Salt
1 cup Plus 3 tbs hot water
⅔ cup Shortening



Combine flour, salt and baking powder, stirring well. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Gradually stir in water, mixing well. Shape dough into 1½ inch balls; roll each on a floured surface into a 6 inch circle. Cook tortillas in an ungreased skillet over medium heat about 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Pat tortillas lightly with spatula while browning the second side if the puff during cooking.

Serve hot. Yields 24 tortillas.

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