Flour Tortillas

4 Cups Flour (a mixture of wheat and white works out well)
1/2 Cup (~110g) Lard (butter is yummy, but doesn’t turn out as well)
1 Tsp Salt
2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Cup Warm Milk or Water

Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend in lard until flaky like pastry dough. Add all the water and work dough until it holds together in a nice moist ball and is not dry or sticky. Let stand covered 10-15 minutes.

Break dough into balls, and place on a clean surface so they do not touch. Cover with a warm damp cloth and let stand for 20-30 minutes.

Press balls into circles on a floured surface, then roll into tortilla. Cook tortillas on a hot skillet until bubbles form on top and golden brown spots appear on the bottom.

Let tortillas cool wrapped in a cloth to keep them moist when cooling.



Cheese Quesadillas made from these Flour Tortillas