I'm mexican as well and have made tortillas since I was a kid. The original recipe did contain shortening, however, we switched over to another's friend recipe, where all she uses is vegetable oil, some salt in the flour and warm water. She doesn't even use the baking powder, although I still sometimes include it. I can't tell you exact measurements, b/c I just calculate as I'm throwing everything together, but too much oil will make them hard, so be careful with the oil. It's almost a trial an error thing. Even with our friend's recipe, we could never get them as nice and big as she got them. They were perfect, she even had to fold them in four, but they were always soft and pliable. Experiment until you get it right... Ahhh...and the best way to eat a recently made tortilla is by rubbing some butter/margarine over it and rolling it up. Good luck!
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I'm mexican as well and have made tortillas since I was a kid. The original recipe did...