This is how you can find out the weight of each ingredient assuming you know the total weight of the dough. **This is actually 100 times more practical than using baker's percentages, because it allows you to calculate how much of each ingredient you'll need to make the number of tortillas you want. **

As an example, let's say that hypothetically you need to make 75 tortillas. Each 10 inch tortilla comes from a 50g ball of dough (obviously you can increase or decrease this weight based on how big of a tortilla you want). All you have to do is multiply 75 tortillas by 50g and you get 3,750g of total dough. Then simply multiply your total by the numbers for each ingredient above.

So then for 75 tortillas weighing 50g each you'll need:

- Flour = 2,205g (3,750 x .588)
- Water = 1,058g (3,750 x .282)
- Lard = 439g (3,750 x .117)
- Salt = 41g (3,750 x .011)

Want larger tortillas but for less people? Easy. Simply replace the original numbers (let's say 10 tortillas at 75g each...750g total) but multiply by the same decimals. Make sense? Of course it does!

Another great option would be to learn how to do algebra again. But until then, you're somewhat safe from past math-class-based snarky comments.

Need a refresher on how to combine and roll out tortilla dough? Watch this video (start at 1:20) from the brilliant and I-can-never-tell-if-you're-sincerely-that-happy-all-the-time-and-if-that's-how-you-really-talk-and-part-of-me-is-worried-that-you-actually-are-and-do, Rick Bayless. Ignore the measurements here, of course, but the technique, as always, is spot on.

Ditch math class and make some tortillas.