Homemade Flour Tortillas

This traditional flour tortilla recipe makes soft and delicious homemade tortillas that taste much better than store-bought. Do not substitute vegetable oil or shortening for the lard.


    • 4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons lard
    • 1 ½ cups water


  1. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Rub in lard with your fingers until mixture resembles cornmeal. Add water and mix until dough comes together.
  2. Transfer dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead for a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Divide dough into 24 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
  3. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Use a well-floured rolling pin to roll a dough ball into a thin, round tortilla. Place into the hot skillet, and cook until bubbly and golden; flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side. Place the cooked tortilla in a tortilla warmer; continue rolling and cooking the remaining dough.
  4. Serve and enjoy!