I purchased a round metal plate to make tortillas on and just had to try it out. These plates are sold here in Belize in various sizes. Mine is a 12 inch.
Alida's Tortillas2 cups flour
3 tsbp. shortening or lard
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup warm milk (approximately)
Stir the salt into flour, add the fat and work in with the fingers as for making biscuits. Stir in just enough milk to make a dough that can be formed into balls. Knead well on a floured surface. Shape the dough into 8 balls the size of an egg. Roll out very thin on floured surface until the size of a plate or larger if you prefer. Fry on an ungreased griddle or skillet.
As you can see my tortillas still are not round so I obviously need more practice. Which I am willing to do of course. I used our fresh tortillas to make quesadillas... we both had very happy tummies and I am lovin' my new toy!