Making your own flour tortillas at home is surprisingly easy and requires simple and inexpensive ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry! Plus, the homemade version is a million times better than what you’ll find at the store!
Homemade Flour Tortillas
(Adapted from City Wife Country Life)
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, sliced (you can also use lard, shortening, or vegetable oil)
1 cup warm water
Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a stand mixer with dough hook, or large bowl if you are kneading by hand. Mix dry ingredients until well combined. Add sliced butter. Start mixer on medium low and slowly add water. Stop and scrape the bowl a few times while continuing to mix for about 4 minutes. Consistency should be smooth not sticky or crumbly. Roll into a ball and let sit for 10-15 minutes, covered with a towel. After that, split large ball in half and divide each smaller ball into eight portions – you will end up with 16 smaller taco-sized tortillas. Make your dough balls and keep them covered with a kitchen towel so they don’t dry out.
Heat a skillet on the stove over medium heat. Roll out a ball of dough on floured surface until it’s thin and almost translucent. I find it easier to roll out from the middle of tortilla equally on each side to make a circle. Sometimes I’ll also rotate the tortilla instead of the roller. Place on skillet and you’ll notice tortilla bubble up. Let it cook for about a minute or a little less on each side. You want the tortilla to be a little brown while still staying soft but not burnt. If the tortilla is burning, turn down the heat a bit.
I fold a kitchen tea towel in half lengthwise (see picture above) and then fold it up like an accordion as I make tortillas to keep them warm (or you could also use a tortilla warmer if you have one!). Store leftovers in an airtight bag or container and reheat in the microwave with a damp paper towel.
Yummy dinner/lunch/snack idea —-> pair these homemade Flour Tortillas with these Slow Cooker Refried Beans. This delicious bean recipe is super simple – just toss all the ingredients into your slow cooker, wait a few hours, mash them up and you’re done! So good!
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.