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Homemade Flour Tortillas

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Once you’ve made your own homemade flour tortillas, you’ll never want to buy from the store again. They are quicker to make if you have a tortilla press, but using a rolling pin is just fine too. 

Homemade Flour Tortillas

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Course Breakfast, lunch, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 10


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  • 2 cups 283g all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure) (scoop and level to measure)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup warm water


  • With an electric stand mixer (or by hand) whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Pour in vegetable oil and water and stir just until mixture comes together in clumps.
  • Set electric stand mixer with hook attachment, knead mixture on medium speed about 2 minutes (or knead by hand for about 5 minutes).
  • Dough should be soft and supple. If it is overly sticky add 1 tbsp flour at a time to reach a workable dough. If it feels dry you can mix in 1 - 2 Tbsp of water.
  • Transfer dough to an oiled bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap or a damp cloth and let rest 1 hour. Dough will not rise.
  • Divide into 10 equal portions. Roll into balls. Transfer to a greased plate, cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  • Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Lightly flour a work surface and remove one piece of the dough, keep remaining dough covered.
  • Lightly flour roll and place between two squares of parchment paper, then press with torilla press. OR roll into round use a rolling pin, dust top with flour and flatten slightly. Roll into a round shape. Rotate and flip tortilla to continue to get a round shape and reduce sticking.
  • Transfer to preheated grill and cook until golden brown spots appear on bottom and top surface is bubbly, about 20 - 30 seconds. Flip and continue to cook until light golden brown spots apear on opposite side, about 15 seconds longer (careful not to overcook).
  • Once it is cooked, transfer the tortilla to a tortilla warmer or a bowl wrapped in a clean kitchen towel, so that the tortillas do not dry out.
  • Repeat with the remaining tortillas.You can save time by rolling and pressing one tortilla at a time, then while that one is cooking, you can roll and press the next one.Keep an eye on the heat of your skillet and turn down a little if needed.
  • Serve. The tortillas will continue to soften a bit more as they sit in a stack in your tortilla warmer.If you don't have a tortilla warmer, you can wrap the tortillas in a towel.
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