Soft, fluffy homemade tortillas...just begging for some butter!
HOMEMADE TEX-MEX STYLE TORTILLAS
4 C flour
1 1/2 C milk
3 T real butter
2 T lard or shortening
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
Put milk and butter in a small saucepot and cook over medium heat until butter is melted. Put remaining ingredients in a stand mixer (you can do it by hand if you don't have a mixer). Stir until lard is broken down. Pour in milk/butter mixture and mix until it becomes a ball. Cover and let rest one hour.
Divide the dough into about 12 balls and let rest 30 minutes.
After resting, heat a cast iron skillet to medium high heat. Roll out the balls or press in a tortilla press until about 8 inches across. You may have to carefully stretch them out by hand to get them the right size. Place a tortilla in the skillet. Cook on one side until bubbles start to puff up. Flip and cook about 30-45 seconds on the other side. Keep warm in a towel inside a tortilla keeper. Refrigerate leftovers.
TIP: Leftover tortillas will seem a little hard. Microwave them in a damp towel and they will soften up.