Flour Tortillas

4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons shortening

1 – 1/2 cups water

Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl. Mix in the shoeningrt with your fingers until the flour resembles cornmeal. Add the water and mix until the dough comes together; place on a lightly floured surface and knead a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Divide the dough into 20 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.

Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Use a well-floured rolling pin to roll a dough ball into a thin, round tortilla OR use your tortilla press.  Place into the hot skillet, and cook until bubbly and golden; flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side.

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