If you have never made a flour tortilla before, tonight is the night to do it. You won’t believe how great they are, and how simple they are to make. Really, commit to trying this.
1 c. whole wheat flour
2 c. white flour (of course you can use 3 c. of white flour if you prefer; I’m just always trying to add a little wheat here and there)
1/2 -1 t. salt (I like them to have 1 t., but this might be too salty for some)
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 c. shortening (you can use butter, but this is the one and only thing I use shortening for)
1-1 1/4 c. hot water
Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the shortening and mix well with a fork until crumbly-looking (kind-of like mixing pastry or pie dough). Add the water and stir with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together. Knead a few times, adding a little flour if necessary, then let rest, covered with plastic wrap, for 20 minutes.
Divide the dough into 12-15 sections, and roll each section into a ball. Heat a large skillet over medium-low to medium heat (the same temp I use to cook pancakes on my stove). Take one ball at a time (keep the other covered with plastic wrap or a damp towel), and smash into a 3-4″ disk. Then, using a rolling pin, roll into a circle/tortilla shape. Put in the skillet, and flip as soon as large bubbles form (there will be brown spots on the underside). Continue to roll and cook the rest of the tortillas.
These make the most terrific quesadillas in the world. Really, try this.