Low-Salt Flour Tortillas

Serves: 12Hands-on: 35 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. low-salt baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. lard
  • 3⁄4 cup cold water


  • Thoroughly mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Use a pastry blender or fork to cut in the lard and enough water to make a stiff dough. Divide into 12 balls.
  • Roll out on a lightly floured board, making them as thin as possible. Bring a griddle or nonstick pan treated with nonstick spray to temperature over medium heat. Cook the tortillas by placing them on griddle or in pan 1 at a time. Turn the tortillas when the top side begins to show some puffiness or blisters; turn and cook until the other side is lightly browned. (Total cooking time will be about 2 minutes per tortilla.)