How to Make Flour Tortillas

by Putri Lah

this is my typical of tortilla 😉


  • 5 Cups all purpose flour
  • 2 ½ Teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 Cups milk (approx. 2 cups, adjust when needed)
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons salt
  • 8 Tablespoons vegetable shortening or you can use ghee
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    In a large bowl, blend together the flour, baking powder, salt, vegetable shortening (or you can use ghee also), and milk (not necessary warm). Knead the dough by hand for about 5 mnt.

    Step 2

    If you find it hard lumps, just add more flour. Knead the dough by pushing and folding it down, approx 12 times to get a non sticky soft dough. When it is done, covered & let it rest for 20 mnts.

    Step 3

    Pinch off your dough to form a small ball, approx 1 inch or 2,5cm diameter. The recipe approx made 25 small balls. Dont forget to dust the ball with flour. Let the small balls rest for 10 minutes.

    Step 4

    Begin to form your balls by rolling or flattening your dough until you get 1/8 inch thickness and 8 inch diameter. Anyway, I dont really care about the size. It's all about the taste ☺

    Step 5

    I dont have a comal so I make my tortilla onto regular non stick skillet. See, I dont really care about my tortilla's diameter 😉

    Step 6

    Remember, only put your tortilla on preheated skillet. It does make a difference to your final result.

    Step 7

    There will be a little pop from your tortilla and that is normal.

    Step 8

    The final result! Enjoy while they're still warm, with chicken fajitas and fresh salsa, or layered with some chili.