Homemade Flour Tortillas (makes 8-10)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon Crisco (vegetable shortening)
3/4 cups hot water
In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
Cut in the shortening until it resembles cornmeal.
Add the hot water and mix until the forms a ball. Turn out on a floured surface.
Knead the dough until it's smooth and elastic, about 6 minutes.
Cut the dough into 8-10 sections.
On a floured surface, roll out the dough into a thin circle, about 1/8 of an inch thick.
Heat a non-stick skillet on high heat. Spray with cooking spray, and cook each side of the tortilla for 1-2 minutes until it bubbles up and turns golden brown.Stack them on a plate with a damp towel over them to keep them soft.
Continue with all the tortillas. Use them in your favorite recipes!