Store-bought tortillas are expensive and full of a lot of weird things. Homemade tortillas are really easy to make. They last in the fridge for a while too. I tried about 15 recipes before I came across this one.
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsps Bacon grease, lard or butter
1 1/2 cups of water
In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Then you need to cut the fat into the flour mixture. The easiest way is with a blender or food processor. Just dump the flour into the food processor and add the fat, I prefer bacon grease. Blend until it has a cornmeal texture. Return back to the mixing bowl. Make a well in the flour mix and add water. Mix and knead for about five minutes until it has an elastic, smooth texture. Cut into sections. Roll into balls, then use a rolling pin to flatten to about a 1/8″. You can go thicker for a more of a gordita taste. In a pan or griddle cook a minute or so on each side. If you cook them too long they will be a bit crispier. Continue to cook for a chip-like crunch.