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homemade flour tortillas

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

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.

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For homemade flour tortillas

  • 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.