It’s EASY to make homemade flour tortillas with only a few common ingredients, and no special equipment! Great for quesadillas, enchiladas, or tacos!Our family LOVES Mexican food! (It’s my favorite!) I am routinely cooking tacos, enchiladas or quesadillas, and we never seem to get tired of them. Today I want to show you how to make flour tortillas, because it’s fairly easy!
I’m curious by nature, and love to try and figure out how to make things myself. Because of this, my quest to find a recipe for good homemade flour tortillas began a few years back.
It’s really true that fresh flour tortillas taste better than store-bought (plus you can control what is in them)! These flour tortillas are very easy to make. Why not experiment and give them a try, because there is no fancy equipment needed?
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Make The Dough For The Flour Tortillas
Make a simple dough for the flour tortillas by mixing flour, baking powder, shortening, salt and hot water. The photo below shows the dough, mixed and ready to knead.
The tortilla dough is then formed into 8 balls, all about the same size.
Each of the dough balls is rolled out into a tortilla shape, and then it is ready for the hot skillet, to cook.
Cook the Flour Tortillas
Cook the tortillas in a skillet, one at a time. When small bubbles appear on the surface, flip the tortilla over, to cook the other side.
This batch of tortillas was used to make shredded chicken quesadillas. My only regret (see photo below) is that I apparently cannot cut a straight line… ha ha!
It’s actually very simple to make homemade flour tortillas from scratch. I really hope you will give it a try sometime! Have a wonderful day, and please come back again soon for more yummy recipes.
Looking For More Recipes Using TORTILLAS?
You can find all of my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. A few recipes that use tortillas include:
- Layered Chicken Enchilada Casserole
- Grilled Fish Tacos With Baja Sauce
- Chicken Black Bean Quesadilla
- Chicken Taco Salad Bowl
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Recipe Source: http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2013/02/homemade-flour-tortillas.html
It's EASY to make homemade flour tortillas with only a few common ingredients, and no special equipment! Great for quesadillas, enchiladas, or tacos!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
- 2/3 cup hot water
- Whisk the flour, baking powder & salt together. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until crumbly. Pour in the hot water, a little at a time with a fork, and mix until the dough comes together. (I also have made this in the food processor with the dough blade on...works well, also!)
- Place dough on a lightly floured work surface, and knead a few minutes until smooth dough ball is formed (use your food processor for this, if using)
- Cover the dough with a towel and let it rest for approx. 45 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces; roll it with your hands; shape into a ball. Cover the dough balls with plastic wrap.
- Using a rolling pin, roll each ball into a 6-7 inch circle. Don't freak out...they do not have to be "perfect" circles... (that gives them their personality!) You can cook one tortilla while you roll out the next one, if you want.
- Preheat your skillet (non-stick or cast iron-done it both ways...cast iron is my preference) on medium high heat. DO NOT ADD OIL.
- Place tortilla in the hot skillet; cook till small bubbles appear on the surface before flipping the tortilla to the other side. You will end up cooking each side for about a minute (typically).
- Stack and cover the cooked tortillas (with a tea towel) as you remove them from the skillet until all the tortillas are cooked.
Once done, you are ready to use them for your favorite recipe. They are even good served hot off the grill, with butter (just sayin'). These tortillas can be frozen to use later. If freezing, be sure to wrap them in plastic wrap, then in aluminum foil for best storage.
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