The Lowly Tortilla

Published on January 26, 2022 at 10:15 am by LEW


The Tortilla has been around forever, and can be used almost everywhere. It is a flat unleavened type of bread made from various ground grains. This is my version of the Tortilla made from standard white (wheat) flour.

Ingredients (makes four 6” tortilla’s)



  1. Warm up the shortening until it just starts to melt.
  2. In a bowl add 1 cup flour and salt, then the 2 tbsp shortening. Use the pastry cutter to blend the shortening into the flour.
  3. Slowly add water to the bowl, mixing until a dough starts to form.
  4. Once the dough forms, dump it out on a floured surface and knead until smooth. Add additional flour/water as required to get a smooth non sticky dough.
  5. Cut the dough into four equal sections, and allow to rest for 15 minutes or so.
  6. Pre heat a frying pan on medium high, and grease lightly.
  7. On a floured surface using a floured rolling pin roll the dough out into a thin 6” circular shape.
  8. Place in frying pan and wait for it to start bubbling (about 1 minute), then flip and cook for another minute. Check the color and texture and adjust cooking times as needed.


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