Makes twelve 6-inch (15-cm) tortillas
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening or butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water
In a bowl, combine the flour, shortening and salt. Using your fingers, cut with strong fork until the mixture looks crumbly. Mix in the warm water until the ingredients come together in a ball. Knead the dough in the bowl until smooth, about 3 minutes.