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Classic Flour Tortillas

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  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Lard/Shortening 1 Tablespoon
  Warm water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (110 Degrees Fahrenheit)

In mixing bowl stir together flour, salt, and baking powder.
Cut in lard till mixture resembles commeal.
Add 1/2 cup warm water and mix till dough can be gathered into a ball (if needed, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time).
Let dough rest 15 minutes.
Divide dough into 12 portions; shape into balls.
On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball to a 7-inch round.
Trim uneven edges to make round tortillas.
Cook in ungreased skillet over medium heat about 1 1/2 minutes per side or till lightly browned.

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