Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Recipe : Homemade Flour Tortillas

These are oh, so simple to make!!  I don't know why I felt intimidated by tortillas for so long... no more!  And what's more, they are made completely from ingredients from the pantry, so they are super-cheap to make.  Take that, Dempster's!  LOL

Homemade Flour Tortillas

1 1/2 cups flour (white or whole wheat)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup water

Combine dry ingredients. Make a well and add oil and water. Mix with a fork to make a soft dough. Knead by hand for a few minutes until smooth. 

Break into about 8 small balls and dust balls with flour. Roll out into a thin circle, about 1/8 inch thick.

Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with a bit of oil. Cook each tortilla for 15-30 seconds on each side.

Use to make wraps, quesadillas, enchiladas, burritos, etc. Or, if you are Cara, spread with Nutella, roll up and enjoy. :


  1. Easier than rolling, and easier to make round, if you don't have a tortilla press (I happen to have one!):

    take each ball and place on a piece of floured wax paper; dust with a bit of flour, and put another piece of waxed paper on top. Put a cutting board, cookie sheet, or other large flat thing on top, and press down evenly.

    Presto, round tortillas! (When I try to rool mine out, I end up with *interesting* shapes!)