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Flour Tortillas

There is no substitute for perfect fresh hand-made tortillas hot off the comal. It's the key ingredient for a good old fashioned taco,...

There is no substitute for perfect fresh hand-made tortillas hot off the comal. It's the key ingredient for a good old fashioned taco, and knowing how to make them will only do good things for you.



  • 2.5 cups (346g) all purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon (6g) fine sea salt

  • 1.5 teaspoons(6g) baking powder

  • 3 tablespoons (33g) lard, vegetable shortening, or vegetable oil

  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon (189ml) warm water (not hot)


  1. Mix everything but water until you get a cornmeal texture with flower.

  2. Add water gradually and mix until it comes together

  3. In a floured surface, knead until smooth.

  4. Cover and rest dough for 10 minutes.

  5. Divide dough into 16 even pieces or 35g per piece

  6. Roll into balls. Flatten them with a rolling pin or a tortilla press, 1/8 in thick.

  7. Sear in a cast iron pan until it puffs up.

  8. Rotate until other side is cooked.

  9. Store in a tortilla warmer or two clean towels.


Feb 09

Can spinach be added?


esme cutler
esme cutler
Aug 01, 2022

Just made half a batch and it makes 6 small-medium wraps whilst using the vegetable oil as the fat. Best to serve immediately whilst still warm as they can be quite snappy (inflexible when cold) but a few seconds in the microwave steamer and they are good to go! 🌮


Eric R.
Eric R.
Jul 13, 2022

Yields bread. Astounding.


Benjamin Snavely
Benjamin Snavely
Feb 11, 2022

Old recipe called for 1/4 cup of veg oil or about 60ml. Also fat can be substituted if melted


Julian Wiese
Julian Wiese
Dec 22, 2021

Sorry, I think you have the fat ratio wrong. My husband is a fan of your recipes and he made these tortillas twice already, both times dry as matzo and he is an amazing cook. I also make tortillas a handful of times using a different recipe, using 3/4 cup (12 tablespoons) of lard for about 3 cups of flour, while you call for 3 tablespoons for 2.5 cups of flour. My tortillas always turn out soft and fluffy, better than restaurants. You might have to revisit this one.

Tyas Bank
Tyas Bank
Apr 28, 2023
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Agree! I find that Weissman's recipes are amazing, but I don't get the dough he is making even if I literally follow every step of his recipe. I often have to default to other recipes for the dough and then follow his recipes for the other flavors. I still highly recommend his video's to friends and I thank him for helping me bring out new cooking passion. But the dough is mostly a no gough.


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