These little gems are very easy to make and taste great!
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
4-6 Tbsp. vegetable shortening or lard
about 1 1/4 cups warm water
*We hear that lard, rather than shortening, is best when making these tortillas but we just couldn't bring ourselves to buy it.
Not that shortening is much better...maybe it's just that word-- lard. ugg
Combine the dry ingredients. Use a pastry blender to cut in the shortening. Once the mixture resemblmes coarse crumbs, lowly stir in the warm water. Knead on a countertop for 3 minutes. Place smooth elastic dough in a bowl. Cover and rest for about 30 minutes.
Divide the dough into about 8 small balls. Use a rolling pin to roll out each ball until very thin. Cook on hot, un-greased griddle until light brown and bubbly on each side.