Recipe // Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas Recipe

Taking my mexican recipes to the NEXT LEVEL. Seriously though, I made these and they were pretty awesome. I don’t think I want to eat a store-bought tortilla ever again. And they’re easy – simple dough fried up in a cast iron pan! I didn’t even need a tortilla press, although that would have been nice… A co-worker gave me some corn flour to try, and I’ll be making a corn version of this recipe VERY soon. Here’s the recipe for the flour tortillas:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water plus 2 or 3 more tablespoons if needed

Directions:

Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl. Mix in the oil with a fork until the flour takes on a cornmeal consistency. Add the water and mix until the dough comes together, add more water if needed; place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead a few minutes until it is smooth and elastic. Divide the dough into 12 (roughly) equal-sized balls.

Preheat a large, oiled cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.

Place a ball of dough between two pieces of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll each dough ball into a 1/4″to 1/8″ thin, round tortilla. Place into the hot skillet, and cook until golden; flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side.  Repeat until you’ve created 12 tasty tortillas!

Adapted from AllRecipes.

Enjoy!

8 thoughts on “Recipe // Homemade Flour Tortillas

    • Hi Shae,

      I haven’t tried making them in a regular skillet myself. Do you have a griddle you could use on the stove? I’ve noted other recipes where electric griddles are used, too. But I don’t see why a non-stick skillet wouldn’t work, as long as it’s really hot! If you do try it out, I’d love to hear about the results.

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