Sometimes I wonder why everyone else seems to have more free time than I do. Then I'll be covered in flour and rolling out tortillas for dinner and I realize--most sane people buy tortillas. I do too, but most of the time I talk myself into making them from scratch. They taste that much better. Lizzy pretty much turns up her nose at all tortillas unless they are homemade. I'm giving you the recipe but also fair warning. It might be wisest to never try homemade and continue blissfully oblivious to what you are missing.
Homemade Tortillas (I usually double the recipe because small children love to come in the kitchen on snack on hot fresh tortillas)
2 cups flour (plus extra for rolling and kneading)
1/2 t table salt
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 cup cold vegetable shortening (kept in refrigerator)
2/3 cup warm water
Combine flour, salt and baking powder in medium bowl. Cut in shortening. Mix in warm water. Knead dough on floured surface until smooth and soft 3-4 minutes. Divide the dough into 8-10 equal pieces. Cover the dough balls loosely with plastic and let rest on the counter for 30 min. and up to two hours.
Roll out balls with flour to 9-10 inches round. Cook on skillet over medium heat until the tortilla bubbles and puffs and the bottom browns in spots 45-60 seconds. If any gigantic bubbles form, pierce them with a fork so the tortilla cooks evenly. Flip with a fork and cook another 45-60 seconds.