Flour Tortillas

For a different taste, grind up jalapeño peppers and add them to the dough or use whole-wheat flour.

Serves: 10Hands-on: 35 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 10


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp. lard
  • 1⁄2 cup cold water


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Mix together all the ingredients well. If the dough sticks to your hands, add more flour, 1 teaspoon. at a time, until it doesn’t stick.
  • Divide the dough and roll into balls about the size of golf balls.
  • Flatten the balls between 2 sheets of wax paper. If they stick, scrape them off, add more flour, and start over. Flatten to about 1⁄4 inch thick.
  • Place the tortillas on an ungreased baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 2 minutes. Flip and bake for 2 more minutes, or until lightly browned.