Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas
I never get tired of trying to make homemade versions of stuff we usually buy. Not only is it a fun little challenge, but it’s also nice to know exactly what ingredients are in what we’re eating.

Flour tortillas fall on the pretty easy side of the homemade spectrum, although realistically, I won’t make them every single time we want to eat them, just because they take a little more time. When I do have extra time though, I’ll absolutely be making these, because they are incredibly delicious.

Printable Recipe
Makes 8-10 tortillas

ingredients:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup water

instructions:
Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
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Add the oil and water and stir together until well blended.
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On a floured surface, knead the mixture for 3-5 minutes, or until the dough is soft and no longer sticky.
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Cover and set aside for 20 minutes. Divide the dough into 8-10 balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
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On a floured surface, roll out each ball into a thin, 6 inch circle with a rolling pin.
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Cook the tortillas in an ungreased pan over high heat until lightly browned on both sides.
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Cover with a damp paper towel until ready to serve, to keep them warm and moist.
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Enjoy (preferably as a taco!)
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Adapted from Celebrate San Antonio

10 Comments
  • Sarah
    April 30, 2014

    Those look really good & thicker than the ones we normally buy at the store. Which would be better @ holding together tacos. I want to try this now!

    • ashleynevis
      April 30, 2014

      Thanks, Sarah! They were great for tacos – much less messy than store bought tortillas, and so much tastier. Let me know if you make them!
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  • Jules @ If I had 100 dollars
    April 30, 2014

    Never thought about making these on my own!
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  • Nadine
    April 30, 2014

    I have never even considered making these on my own before. I bet those were like the best tacos ever!!

    • ashleynevis
      April 30, 2014

      You should try it! And maybe I’m biased, but they totally were some of the best tacos. So good, in fact, that we’re having them again for dinner tonight!
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  • Lauren
    April 30, 2014

    How did they taste?! They look so good!!
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    • ashleynevis
      April 30, 2014

      Thanks, Lauren! They were delicious – so worth the extra time it took to make them. I ended up freezing some of the dough, so we’re planning to thaw and use it tonight – hopefully they’ll taste just as good!
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  • Sarah
    May 2, 2014

    Wow! thanks for sharing! 🙂 watching my grandma make these as a little kid I thought they were something special and amazing and so tasty. I’ve always been afraid to attempt them, but maybe I will try this! These look so good! 🙂

    • ashleynevis
      May 2, 2014

      Thanks, Sarah! There’s something about homemade treats from grandmothers that are just extra delicious, right? You should definitely give them a try!
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