Recipe: Flour Tortillas

Title: Flour Tortillas
Categories: Mexican, Breads
Yield: 12 servings

4 c All purpose flour 1 1/2 ts Salt
1 1/2 ts Baking powder 4 tb Lard or shortening
1 1/2 c Warm water

Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Cut in shortening. Make a well in
the center and add water, a small amount at a time, to form a dough. Knead
dough in bowl until smooth and elastic. Cover and wet aside for ten
minutes. Form dough into egg-sized balls and flatter between palms. With
rolling pin, roll each ball into a 6 inch circle, about 1/8 inch thick.
Cook on preheated ungreased skillet over medium high heat, apprx. two min.
per side, until tortilla looks slightly speckled. Cover with a clean towel
to keep warm and soft until served. The tortillas may be cooled and stored
in plastic bags in the freezer for later use.

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