Hey everyone! Today I have an easy homemade flour tortilla recipe for you. Flour tortillas are so easy to make and are much better for you than the store bought ones. When you make them yourself you know exactly whats in the them.
I know you may be thinking why make them when I could just buy them? Well while buying them is obviously the easiest option I do feel good about myself when I make food from scratch and I know many other moms do as well. It makes me feel less wasteful because to me buying tortillas from the store is kind of a waste of money when I have everything needed to make flour tortillas here at home. Within an hour you can have delicious homemade flour tortillas on your table.
These tortillas are incredibly soft and are perfect for any of your favorite Mexican meals. All you need is flour, salt, baking powder, vegetable oil and water. These are items I always have on hand and I suspect most people do as well. Once you see how easy they are to make you’ll be making them all the time!
Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe Steps
First add the flour, salt, baking powder to a bowl and mix together well. Then add the vegetable oil and mix well. Now start adding the water little by little while continuing to mix and knead the dough for a few minutes. Shape the dough into a ball like the one in the photo below. Cover and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
Now cut the dough into eight sections as shown below. Make sure to sprinkle a bit of flour where you are going to roll out the dough. Shape each section into a ball and with a rolling pin roll into a tortilla.
If the dough starts sticking to the rolling pin or table you can always use more flour. Roll out the rest. Do not stack them on top of each other they must be separated to prevented sticking to each other.
Now that they’re all rolled out heat up a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot add one of the tortillas. Cook for about a minute on each side.
You want to cook it long enough to have the brown spots form.
Homemade Flour Tortilla Tips and Tricks
- Divide the dough into smaller sections if you want smaller tortillas.
- Sprinkle the surface with more flour if the dough starts to stick.
- Don’t worry if the tortillas aren’t perfect circles!
- Don’t stack the raw tortillas on top of each other.
The Best Homemade Flour Recipe
That’s all there is to it! Once they cool down you can store them in the refrigerator in a ziploc bag. The longest time I’ve stored them was for five days and they still tasted great. You can heat them up in the microwave or in a skillet. Once you try these you’ll never ever want to go back to the store bought kind!
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Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe
This homemade flour tortilla recipe is great for all of your favorite Mexican meals! They can be on your table within an hour!
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup water
In a large bowl add flour, salt and baking powder. Mix well.
Add the vegetable oil to the flour mixture and mix well.
Slowly add the water while mixing with your hand. Mix and knead the dough for about five minutes.
Shape dough into a ball. Cover and let the dough rest for 30 minutes,
Cut dough into eight pieces.
Flour the surface where you'll be rolling out the dough.
Take one of the pieces of dough and shape into a ball then roll it out into a thin tortilla using a rolling pin. Do the same with the rest of the pieces of dough.
Heat up a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot place one tortilla onto the skillet. Cook for about one minute on each side. Cook the rest of the tortillas.
Serve. If you have leftovers you can store them in a ziploc bag in the fridge for up to five days.
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