Flour Tortillas

Tortillas de Harina

Preparation info
  • 48

    small ( 4 inch ) tortillas
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

  • About

This Europeanized (but now totally Mexican) takeoff on the pre-Columbian tortilla idea was made possible by the Spanish introduction of pigs (for lard) and wheat, which grew beautifully in parts of the north-central regions. In my childhood in the North we had corn tortillas every day for lunch, but at night my mother usually served flour tortillas. By then solid vegetable shortenings, such as Crisco, had overtaken lard in popularity because of the nice supple consistency they lend to the d