Ingredients for Tortilla:
- 2 cups (500gr) flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup (60gr) vegetable shortening or vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup (120ml) warm water (may possibly need to add a little more)
Sift the flour, salt & baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
Into the dry ingredients cut in the shortening, or add oil if you are using this option, & mix with your fingertips to combine.
Add the water, working the liquid into the dough until a sticky ball forms.
Wrap in plastic and let rest for at least 30 minutes.
Divide the dough into 8-10 balls (for small tortillas) or 6-8 balls for larger ones, cover them again with the damp cloth.
Lightly dust a counter or pastry board with flour & roll out each ball of dough into a circle or oval approximately ¼" thick.
If you want nicely rounded tortillas, trim off any ragged edges & discard. Don't roll the dough out more than once or the tortillas will be tough.
Heat a dry griddle or heavy skillet over high heat for 5 minutes.
Cook the tortillas 30 seconds on each side or until the dough looks dry and slightly wrinkled and a few brown spots form on both surfaces.