Flour Tortillas

Gino D`Acampo shows how quick and easy freshly made tortillas are to prepare at home with this easy to emulate recipe
By Gino D'Acampo
Flour Tortillas
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  • Serves: Makes 12 tortillas
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 500 g plain flour, sieved
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinches salt
  • 100 g lard
  • 120 ml warm water


1. Place the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl, rub in the lard.

2. Add the water in a steady stream, and combine, until the mixture becomes a stiff but pliable dough.

3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 10-15 minutes until smooth and elastic.

4. Divide the dough into 12 equal sized pieces and roll each piece out to form a 30cm circle. Cover with cling film to prevent them drying out.

5. Warm a heavy frying pan or griddle and cook each tortilla for 1 minute on each side, until the surface bubbles and has turned a light golden colour.

6. Wrap the tortillas in a clean tea towel to keep them warm and pliable until you have cooked them all and are ready to use them. Fill as desired.

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