Homemade flour tortillas - frugal and way more delicious than store-bought tortillas. Warm, soft tortillas perfect for your next taco or burrito dinner night. | cooking tips
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Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade flour tortillas - frugal and way more delicious than store-bought tortillas. Warm, soft tortillas perfect for your next taco or burrito dinner night.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16
Author The Gracious Wife

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • â…“ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water

Instructions

  • Add flour, salt and baking powder to a large mixing bowl.
  • With dough hook attachment on your mixer, begin mixing on medium and slowly add water and oil.
  • When water and oil are added, continue mixing on low for an additional minute, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Your dough should now form into a ball. Transfer your dough ball onto a floured surface. Cut the dough into quarters (Cut in half and then cut each half of the dough in half again.)
  • Form the quarters into balls and cut into quarters again, using the same method as above. You should now have 16 small balls of dough.
  • Cover the dough balls (with foil, plastic wrap, or a clean towel) and allow the dough to rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Meanwhile, begin rolling out your dough balls into approximate circles. I found that it's easiest to flatten as much as possible using your hands then finish the job with a rolling pin. Be sure to keep the rolling pin and work surface lightly floured.
  • When the skillet is hot, place an uncooked tortilla into the skillet. Allow to cook for 1 minute on each side. Tortillas are done when they are opaque and you can see a few golden brown spots on each side. Repeat this process for each tortilla.
  • These can be served warm or cool. To reheat, place in the microwave covered with a damp paper towel and microwave for 10-15 seconds.