Homemade Flour Tortillas

"Traditional flour tortillas - homemade and much better than store bought. Do not substitute vegetable oil or shortening for the lard."

  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook time: 45 Minutes
  • Ready in 1 Hour


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


  • Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl. Mix in the lard with your fingers until the flour resembles cornmeal. Add the water and mix until the dough comes together; place on a lightly floured surface and knead a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
  • 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.

Nutritional Information

  • Total Fat: : 1.3g
  • Saturated Fat: : 1.3g
  • Sodium: : 1.3g
  • Potassium: : 1.3g
  • Total Carbohydrates: : 1.3g
  • Dietary Fiber: : 1.3g
  • Protein: : 1.3g
  • Sugars: : 1.3g
  • Vitamin C: : 1.3g
  • Iron: : 1.3g
  • Niacin: : 1.3g
  • Magnesium: : 1.3g


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.