Blend flour, salt, and baking powder with a fork
Cut in shortening
add hot water
Complete mixing the dough by hand and shape into a large ball
Let rest 5-10 minutes
Divide dough into 10 portions and shape into balls
Lightly flour surface if the dough is sticky
Roll each ball into a thin circle
Cook on a griddle over medium heat, approximately 1 minute
Then turn and cook for about 30 seconds on other side.
Do not overcook as the tortillas will get too hard.