Homemade Flour Tortillas

Andy Anderson !


Growing up in the burbs of Chicago, I had a friend whose mother made the best flour tortillas. One day when I got the nerve to ask her for the recipe, I was surprised at how simple they are to make.

Simple they may be, but they’ll beat store-bought tortillas, every time. Plus I know exactly what’s in them.

I’m not a big fan of flavored tortillas, because I feel the tortilla shouldn’t overpower the taco, Quesada, or whatever you’re creating. Thank you, Ms. Perez.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top



  • 3 c
    flour, all purpose variety
  • 1 tsp
    salt, kosher variety
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder

  • 1/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 c
    warm filtered water

How to Make Homemade Flour Tortillas


  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of a mixer, fitted with a dough hook, and thoroughly combine.
  3. Chef’s Note: You do not have to use a mixer… you can mix the ingredients by hand, just as Ms. Perez did.
  4. Add the oil and the water, and turn the mixer on medium low.
  5. Allow it mix for 2 or 3 minutes, until the mixture is smooth, and the dough begins to climb up the hook.
  6. Chef’s Note: You might want to stop now and then and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  7. Place the dough on a floured work surface.
  8. Divide the dough into about 16 pieces.
  9. Chef's Tip: Allow the dough pieces to rest for about 20 minutes.
  10. Heat a dry pan over medium-high heat.
  11. Roll out one of the dough balls, to about 7 inches.
  12. Carefully pick it up.
  13. Place in the hot pan.
  14. Cook on one side until you see bubbles beginning to form, about 1 minute.
  15. Flip and cook on the other side, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  16. Chef's Note: Place on a plate, and cover, and then repeat for the other tortillas.
  17. These tortillas will keep in the refrigerator for a week or more. In addition, you can freeze them, and they will keep for several months. Enjoy.
  18. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Homemade Flour Tortillas

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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