Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Homemade tortillas

I love homemade tortillas and they are so easy and inexpensive to make.  I don't make them all that often because we tend to eat twice as many as we should.  They are a simple yet yummy addition to any meal.


my tortillas

3 cups flour I used 3/4 wheat and 1/4 white
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2  cup fat melted  (You can use lard, shortning, butter, or oil)
1 cup warm water

That is it!   5 ingredients.  You can use any kind of fat and flour you have available (I don't recommend olive oil because of its strong taste) 

Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and fat together with a fork.  add the water and mix  until you have a nice dough should be nice and not sticky, if it is sticky add a  bit more flour

Let the dough sit and relax for 5-10 minutes.
heat a skillet for several minutes on a medium- high heat. You want a hot pan to get that toasted flavor and brown spots.  I have tried to use the electric griddle, but mine did not get hot enough  (it cooked the tortillas, but did not get good browning) they were not as good.

Divide the dough into 8-10 pieces roll each dough ball flat and paper thin on the counter

my not so round tortilla dough rolled out with the cooked tortillas in the background

Carefully transfer the rolled dough to the hot skillet and brown on each side This takes about 10-15 seconds watch carefully because they can burn quick at such high heat. 

They are ready for eating. Store any leftovers (if there are any) wrapped tight in the fridge. 

Make these sometime they are yummy!  like I said earlier, I don't make them all that often because we tend to eat twice as many as we would store bought.  


  1. Those look tasty. :) We often make corn tortillas with masa flour. Maybe we'll have to try flour tortillas next time.

  2. I have made a few different flour and a one time corn. I even bought the tortilla press because I thought that is what was holding me back but I just am not always happy with them. I will have to try this recipe and see :) I don't do the best job with cooking them I think because they are either undercooked or over. I guess it takes time to get the right timing!! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. We love homemade tortillas! Sometimes I just buy tortillas from the store when I don't have time to make homemade, but then my family complains--ha ha! I cook mine in a cast-iron skillet.

    Thank you so much for sharing your recipe at Thrifty Thursday! I'm going to share the link to your post on my FB page tomorrow :)

  4. what a great looking tortillas! I can't wait to try this recipe. I've been using different recipe and I love how tasty the homemade are!!!

  5. Mmmm Home made tortillas are delicious! Thanks for sharing on Narural Living Monday!