Her very first time ever making tortillas, megek found that from-scratch flour tortillas are very simple to make, delicious, tender, and leave your mouth watering for more. And they beat the pants off anything from your standard grocery store.

The recipe, for eight 8-inch tortillas:

1/4 cup shortening
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup warm water

Cut shortening into flour. Dissolve salt in warm water, then add gradually to flour mixture. Mix until dough begins to form. Turn onto floured surface and knead about 3 minutes. Divide dough into 8 balls. Cover balls with plastic wrap and rest at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven on low setting (about 200°F). Heat heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high to high heat. Roll a ball of dough out to an approximate 8-inch round and cook in dry skillet about 30 seconds per side. Place finished tortillas inside folded towel on pizza stone or baking sheet in oven to keep warm until all are done.

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