- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable shortening (or real pork lard)
- 1/2 cup hot water
Mix the flour and salt together in a mixing bowl. Cut the shortening in to the flour mixture with a pastry cutter until the mixture is crumbly. Slowly add the water, mixing with a fork until the mixture forms a dough. Knead on the counter top until smooth. Cover and rest for 10 minutes.
Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball. With a rolling pin, roll each ball into a 7” circle. Cook in a hot, dry pan for about 30 seconds on each side. Kep tortillas warm under a clean towel.