We blow through A LOT of tortillas in this house. Flour, whole wheat, corn – we love them all! I’ve heard stories of how much better fresh tortillas are, versus the ones you buy pre-packaged in the store. Big surprise there, right? Unfortunately, we don’t live anywhere in the vicinity of one of those big, fancy-pants grocery stores that sell tortillas made in house. I have found one brand that I adore, but it’s only available at our local restaurant supply store. However, they are HUGE. Like 14″ tortillas. Great for burritos, for everything else – not so much. Leave it to my homegirl Annie, to provide the inspiration to try my hand making them at home.

They turned out wonderful! The dough was a breeze to bring together in the food processor, and a dream to work with when rolling out. My rolling skills aren’t the best, so I was nervous about rolling something as thin as a tortilla. I had no problem whatsoever. Also, they were quick to make! From start to finish, it was about 40 minutes. Super easy! Next time I’ll probably do a double batch, and freeze half to have on hand. They are heartier, yet fluffier than the ones you buy at the mega mart. Not to mention the fact that they actually taste like something. They’re wonderful. Make these!


  1. maryell
    Posted December 12, 2011 at 10:23 AM | Permalink

    Love it. You go girl.

  2. Posted December 12, 2011 at 12:24 PM | Permalink

    Hey they look perfect, we make quesadillas all the time.

  3. Posted December 12, 2011 at 7:13 PM | Permalink

    Isn’t it such a GREAT feeling to make your own torts? I love these things and usually make an extra batch to freeze like you stated. 🙂

  4. Posted December 14, 2011 at 7:12 PM | Permalink

    I thought these would be a lot longer in the making. I really want to make these! Home made is just so much better!

  5. Erin
    Posted December 18, 2011 at 12:36 AM | Permalink

    I really want to try these!! They look great!

  6. Posted March 20, 2013 at 1:21 AM | Permalink

    I don’t have a food processor..do you think it would still be possible to make these?

    • Posted March 20, 2013 at 8:15 AM | Permalink

      Of course it is! I’d use a pastry cutter or two forks to cut the shortening into the flour. Then just some good old-fashioned kneading with your hand!

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