Makes about 2 dozen-Cut the recipe inhalf to make about 1 dozen
They stay fresh for about 2 days, getting hard by the 3rd day. I love this recipe since there is no lard in the tortillas, and I use Spectrum's vegetable shortening. You know this is the real deal, I found this recipe in my grandmothers cookbook. It was comprised of recipes from women who volunteered as foster grandparents.
6 cups flour
1 t. salt
1 T. baking powder
8 T. shortening
1 3/4 cup warm water
Mix salt and baking powder into flour. Add shortening. Mix well. Slowly add water to flour. Knead mix and separate dough into many small balls. Knead each ball again. Flatten each ball into a patty. Then roll it to make it round and flat. Place it on a hot grill, turning it two or three times until it is well done. Tortilla should be soft.
Manuela Enriquez-June 16, 1918