3 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
1 cup to 1 ¼ cups warm water
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add shortening and cut in with a pastry blender or fork.
Next add warm water a little at a time until your dough is soft but not sticky. You do not need very hot water.
Knead the dough for a few minutes. Divide the dough into 12 pieces and form small balls. Let them rest for about 10 minutes. Heat up your pan to a medium heat. Don’t let it get too hot or the tortillas will cook too fast.
Roll out the dough with a rolling pin. It is a good idea to dust each ball with a little flour before you roll it out. It is good to lift the dough and turn it a few times to make sure it is not sticking. Roll them out fairly thin. Cook as you go.