Mix ingredients well. Sometimes you have to add more milk, to make shells thinner. Use the Teflon pan with a drop of oil on bottom. Get pan very hot. Add enough batter to spread thinly on bottom of pan. Fry on both sides; doesn't take too long! Turn heat down to medium after you start frying the shells. Keep warm in covered dish in oven.
Makes 8 to 12 tortillas
4 c. flour
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
4 tbsp. shortening
1 1/2 c. warm water, approximately
Combine dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and add the water, a small amount at a time, work mixture into a dough.
Knead dough until smooth, cover and set aside for 10 min. Form dough into balls the size of an egg. Roll each ball of dough into a circle 6 inches in diameter (very thin). Heat a griddle or skillet on med. high heat. Place each tortilla on griddle and cook for approximately 1 minute on each side. Tortilla should be lightly speckled.