Monday, May 05, 2014

Homemade Flour Tortillas!

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Ok folks, I think it's time we stop spending money on things that can easily be made at home, using ingredients that you have in your pantry, and knowing that you don't have anything in there that you can't even pronounce.

I don't like to spend money on things that I know I can make myself, and I've been on a journey to make as many homemade items as I can.

For dinner tonight, I was making something that I haven't made in quite a long time.  Just some simple meat Enchiladas and nothing is better for those than warm tortillas straight from your kitchen.

Put aside all fears of complicated recipes, this one has only 3 ingredients, and I promise you, you will never buy from the store again.

Homemade Flour Tortillas
Homemade Flour Tortillas
Adapted from:
Makes 16

3 cups of flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup warm water

In a bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder.  Pour in the oil and water and mix well until a smooth soft dough forms.  (You can do this in your Kitchenaid mixer too).

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Dump the dough onto a floured surface, divide into 16 small balls, then flatten slightly with the palm of your hand.

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Roll each ball into a 6 inch circles.

Place a non stick pan on the stove, cook each tortilla about 1 minute on each side until there are brown spots on each side.  Remove from the pan and stack them on a plate.  I place a clean kitchen towel on top to keep them warm.

If you're not using them right away, then don't cover them, let them cool down and them place them in a ziploc bag.  You can keep them at room temperature until the next day, otherwise refrigerate them.  You can also freeze them, they freeze very well and will stay good for a very long time.


  1. I made these tonight too!! I agree 100% there really is no reason to spend money on this. They are so much better at home and really easy to make. Looks wonderful.
    Blessings, Catherine

  2. Hi
    great recipe..
    Sandra you could try making them with whole wheat flour as they become healthier .
    For our everyday meals we have whole wheat tortillas or chapatis as we call them they are our daily bread to be eaten with vegetable of choice either gravy or dry vegetables..]
    If you go through my food blog you will find such meals or thalis that I cook at home.

  3. These look fantastic! And easy! I will be trying them soon. Thanks!

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