Recipes and Cooking Flour Tortillas Be the first to rate & review! Although lard contains less saturated fat than butter and is a superior culinary fat and makes a tortilla true to its roots. If you choose authenticity, buy leaf lard (the hightest quality) and substitute it for the shortening. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on September 12, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Marty Baldwin Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 1 mins Stand Time: 15 mins Total Time: 46 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 12 (6-inch) or 8 (8-inch) tortillas Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoon shortening ½ cup warm water Directions In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture is combined. Gradually add the warm water, tossing dough until it can be gathered into a ball (if necessary, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time). Knead dough 15 to 20 times. Cover and let dough stand for 15 minutes. For 6-inch tortillas, divide dough into 12 portions; shape each portion into a ball. (For 8-inch tortillas, divide dough into eight portions; shape each portion into a ball.) On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to flatten each portion into a 6-inch (or 8-inch) circle. Stack the dough circles, separating them with sheets of waxed paper. Place tortillas, one at a time, on a medium-hot ungreased skillet or griddle. Cook tortilla for about 30 seconds or until puffy. Turn and cook for about 30 seconds more or until edges curl slightly. Wrap tortillas in foil to keep warm. Tips To freeze tortillas, stack them separated by sheets of waxed paper. Place the stack in a moistureproof and vaporproof resealable plastic freezer bag and freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw completely before using. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 89 Calories 2g Fat 15g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 89 % Daily Value * Total Fat 2g 3% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Sodium 117mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 15g 5% Protein 2g Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 21mg 0% Folate, total 36.3mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.