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Warm fresh homemade tortillas melt in your mouth with amazing flavor. Worth the little bit of effort.
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5 from 2 votes

Quick Fresh Tortillas

Just sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar while warm, and give yourself a hug.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 14 tortillas


  • 1 3/4 C white flour
  • 1/4 C cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp lard or bacon grease
  • 2/3 C water


  • In a large bowl, heat flours and salt.
  • In a small separate bowl, heat lard and water in microwave until melted.
  • Pour water mixture over flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon or your hands until a ball is formed.
  • Allow to rest at room temp for 1 hour.
  • Divide dough into 14 equal pieces and roll into balls.
  • Cover with damp towel for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out each dough ball to the desired size. I like em smaller for "street" size tacos, or for a quick snack.
  • Heat an electric skillet to 425° or heat a pan over medium high heat for a few minutes. 
  • Cook each side for about 20 seconds. 


Eat a few while they're warm, seriously. These homemade tortillas will bring so much flavor and love to your next meal.