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Homemade Mexican Flour Tortillas Recipe

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Set 1

3 c. all-purpose flour

¼ tsp. + 1/8 tsp. baking powder

¾ tsp. salt

Set 2

4 tbsp. butter flavored Crisco

2 tbsp. solidified bacon grease, or lard, or white Crisco

Set 3

2 c. boiling water

You will love this recipe because the tortillas are not only delicious and soft, but they are even soft the day after. Yes, bacon fat, butter-flavored Crisco and boiling water make all the difference in this wonderful recipe.

60 thoughts on “Homemade Mexican Flour Tortillas Recipe

  1. looks yummy. I will try this recipe soon. I really cant understand some of your critics. is there a written rule that a tortilla has to be round? maybe its written next to the rule that says a loaf of bread has to look store bought, as well. I heat my tortillas on the stove to make them crispy. yours are great that way. if these other critics don’t like your methods, they can always watch a different video. what do they know? if they knew how to make a tortilla the right way, obviously they wouldn’t have needed to even watch this video.

    1. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrerrrrrrrrrrpppppppppp

    2. How did I ever miss this comment? Thanks so much for your kind words, and you make a great point!

  2. Good G-D, some of the comments are ridiculous. The lady took time out of her day to post this video to help! what a bunch know it all’s, post your video if your have the perfect recipe. This recipe worked great using my bread machine’s dough settings.

  3. I don’t get it my grandma gets a big @ss bowl and makes 150 tortillas in 30 minutes but great video. 😀

    1. MEXtheOne those are the old school mom. would make a huge stack. and she made it look easy

    2. Grandma has been doing it since she was a little girl no doubt? I’ll bet that they are the best! 🙂

  4. My late grandmother used to make home made tortillas. Thanks for the recipe so I can relive my childhood 🙂

  5. The only thing that I would like to suggest is the rolling of the tortillas, I’ve never seen tortillas that are square. They do look delicious, but I guess watching my grandma make them as a kid, round seems to be the perfect shape for “scooping up” foods such as beans and such. These do look good I must say. We also use lard, which of course thats how we were raised. Good video!

    1. Ya ise la reseta y me gusto mucho, fasil de estirar y muy sabrosas.
      El aserlas redondas o no
      es cosa de cada uno, como puedas. Gracias

    2. It’s not hard to learn to roll them out in perfect circles. You have to be “one with the tortilla.”

    3. D Plaza .
      Like my brother would say shape is not important what matters is that they’re fully cooked

  6. oh girl those were horrenous, granted making perfectly round torts are a skill onto itself …but its ok i got a fool proof fix for that…..after rolling out your tortilla in what ever shape they might be in( square, triangle & the ever popular texas) get a lid from a pan & use it like a cookie cutter….taaa daaa….. lol my family is alway “how do you get them so perfect?” i just smile, giggle & say “its just practice” ssshhhh….dont tell no one…. its our little secret

  7. You’re supposed to rotate them between every roll. That’s how you get them rounder

  8. This is the best easiest flour tortillas recipe. I no longer buy them. I make them myself.

  9. Mexico only had corn tortillas. flour tortillas came with the spaniard conquistadors, Mexico didn’t have flour till it was imported from Spain.

    1. the indigenous people had it which is what a lot of Mexicans are  mixed with. Go to Mexico and learn their history, stop listening to what another country thinks about Mexico.

    2. Hey There You are so ignorant! Mexico did NOT have wheat until the Spanish brought it over. Corn tortillas were the norm before that. Google it or read a history book! I went to university in Mexico by the way!

  10. Why is every one freaking out about the lard? If you want to sacrifice taste for social and religious ideas that’s your problem.

  11. Real Mexicans don’t worry or criticize authenticity and pronunciation. Instead, they’re honored that people from other cultural backgrounds have an interest in theirs. Great recipe.

    1. yes because mine look like guaraches.. buy who cares.. we just love the flavor… jummmmyyyy

    2. Mr. Paz thank you, really hate when other ethnicity’s get so angry when other cultures try to imitate their foods.

  12. I’ve been making flour and corn tortillas for 50 years. whether they roll out round or square, if the recipe is good, they disappear. Good job girl. thanks for sharing

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