Homemade Flour Tortillas

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5 from 1 vote
Those Homemade Flour Tortillas are one of the main reasons we go to our favorite Mexican Restaurant. But you do not have to go out for these tempting wraps, they are super easy to make at home.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Homemade flour tortillas wrapped in a red and white towel

Those Homemade Flour Tortillas are one of the main reasons we go to our favorite Mexican Restaurant. But you do not have to go out for these tempting wraps, they are super easy to make at home with just a few pantry staples I know you have.

Homemade flour tortillas wrapped in a red and white towel

Homemade Flour Tortillas can be made in less than forty minutes and are so much better than store bought. You will never buy them in the supermarket again.

Why Homemade Flour Tortillas are so Good

My Homemade Flour Tortillas are quick, easy, inexpensive to make and taste so fresh and delicious and can be used in so many different ways and in so many terrific dishes.

Tortilla is said to be invented by the Mayans around 10,000 BC. So they have been around a very long time. Here is some more interesting facts.

How to Make this Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe

  • Combine Ingredients: First, in a large bowl, add in your flour salt and baking powder then mix together until fully incorporated. Next add to your bowl the vegetable oil and warm water.
  • Mix: With your stand mixer, and your dough hook accessory, mix at medium low speed until it forms into a perfectly round ball.
  • Roll: Remove your dough ball to a floured surface and then cut your dough ball into 16 slices. Then take each piece and roll them into balls. Placed a towel over the dough balls for 15 minutes to 1 hour, allowing them to rest.
First 3 steps in making homemade flour tortillas
  • Cook: Finally, warm your skillet to medium heat. Meanwhile, lightly flour your rolling pin and roll each ball into a flat tortilla. Transfer to the skillet and cook until you see brown spots starting to form on your tortilla. Flip to the other side and continue to cook until you see those brown spots again. Lastly, plate and allow them to cool before serving.
Last three steps in making homemade flour tortillas

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How do you Store your Homemade Mexican Flour Tortillas

If you are going to eat them right away you can store them at room temperature in an airtight container. If you need to last for a few days then you can store them in the refrigerator with wax paper between them.

Can you freeze flour tortillas? Absolutely. Just store in an airtight container with wax or parchment paper between them for up to 3 months.

Stack of Homemade Flour Tortillas

Recommendations for What to Make with your Homemade Flour Tortillas

The possibilities are endless as to what you can make with these to flour tortillas. Of course make chips. They are fabulous that way. Other good examples:

Whatever your imagination can conceive.


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Homemade Flour tortillas some curled at the top

Expert Tips for Making the Best Flour Tortillas

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and enjoy! Alternatively, freeze some for later.
  • Cast Iron: This traditional method really work great for cooking tortillas
  • Whole Wheat: Yes, Whole Wheat flour will work for a healthier version.

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Homemade flour tortillas wrapped in a red and white towel

Homemade Flour Tortillas

5 from 1 vote
Those Homemade Flour Tortillas are one of the main reasons we go to our favorite Mexican Restaurant. But you do not have to go out for these tempting wraps, they are super easy to make at home.
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Servings: 20 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Warm Water

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add in your flour salt and baking powder. Mix together until fully incorporated.
  • Add to your bowl the vegetable oil and warm water.
  • With your stand mixer, and your dough hook accessory, turn it on to medium low speed. You will want to keep this speed on until your dough forms into a perfectly round ball.
  • Remove your dough ball to a floured surface, such as a cutting board or a clean kitchen counter. Cut your dough ball into 16 slices. Take each piece and roll them into balls. Placed a towel over the dough balls for 15 minutes to 1 hour, allowing them to sit.
  • Warm your skillet to medium heat.
  • Lightly flour your rolling pin and roll each ball into a flat tortilla. Transfer to the skillet and cook until you see brown spots starting to form on your tortilla. Flip to the other side and continue to cook until you see those brown spots again. Transfer to a plate and allow them to cool before serving.
  • Keep them stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  • Enjoy filled with your favorite taco, fajita, etc. ingredients!

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and enjoy! Alternatively, freeze some for later.
  • Cast Iron: This traditional method really work great for cooking tortillas
  • Whole Wheat: Yes, Whole Wheat flour will work for a healthier version.

    Estimated Nutritional Information

    Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

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