There is something really satisfying about the feel, and taste of a fresh homemade tortilla. There are such fresh one's made by Carmelita's in Phoenix, Arizona, but what do you do when your 2000 miles away, you settle for homemade ones.
A heavy bottom flat frying pan (a must)
2 cups flour, all purpose
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cups warm water
Place flour, and salt in medium size bowl, mix well. Add shortening using a dough hook mash together till the dough resembles small peas. Pour water a little at a time, using a butter knife to fold the water into the flour mixture. kneed the dough for 5 minutes.