WARNING!! Once you make these... store-bought tortillas will just not cut it... maybe in a crunch... but no, seriously, they can never live up to HOMEMADE FLOUR TORTILLAS... YUMMY!!!!
If you have a stand mixer, these are easier than you might think. If you don't, these are still easier than you might think! Here is a wonderful tutorial (for those of you who don't own stand mixers), where I learned to make tortillas! And I made them before ever owning a stand mixer!
First, get out your ingredients:
I always double the recipe in the above video. In the video he makes enough dough for 8 tortillas, but my family ALWAYS needs twice that many. :)
To make 16 flour tortillas (about 6-7" each), I used:
3 1/2 cups flour (All Purpose is fine, but I subbed in about 3/4 cup whole wheat flour this time)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup shortening (you can use oil, butter, or coconut oil if you prefer but I'm not sure if the amounts would differ -- I have only ever used shortening. My mom uses olive oil!)
1 cup HOT water
Put everything in the bowl of your stand mixer with the dough hook (or use a pastry cutter to mix it by hand), and let it go on medium speed for 3 minutes (or knead for 3 minutes by hand).