Store-bought tortillas are typically made with hydrogenated oils, which allow the tortillas to stay soft while they hang out on the shelves. Taste-wise, this can leave the feeling of a film in your mouth. Health-wise, this is the harmful type of fat, which we should stay away from. Using good quality lard (great for dietary source of Vitamin D!) or good quality butter, you can make your own at home. Freeze the dough for future batches and enjoy finding ways to use your new favorite food!
by Samin Nosrat
2 heaping cups (10 ounces) all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
Scant 1/2 cup (3 ounces) lard, melted (or three ounces of butter)
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons (5 ounces) hot tap water
*Two hours and forty minutes of resting time