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Serves 10-12 | Prep Time 5 | Cook Time 1-2


4 C flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
½ C shortening*
1 ½ C warm water

*I used butter flavored shortening

Mix flour, baking powder and salt together.

Cut in shortening until mixture resembles crumbs.

Slowly add water, you may not use all of it.

Mix until a dough has formed, you don’t want it to be sticky.

Roll dough into small balls, about 2 tbsp, use more if you want bigger tortillas

On a floured surface, roll out ball until it becomes thin, like a tortilla 

Heat 10” skillet over low, place rolled out tortilla into pan and cook until lightly browned on each side. Enjoy!

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My husband's granma gave this too me. She used to make these everyday by hand when her children were growing up.

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