Homemade flour tortillas are so delicious! Once you eat freshly made flour tortillas made at home, you’ll never want to go back.
They also happen to be very inexpensive to make since they use just a few simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand at home. You’ll love using them for White Chicken Enchiladas. Add some Mexican Corn and dinner is ready!
Homemade Flour Tortillas
Isn’t fun to try and make things from scratch? I get it, most of the time the things I’m making for my family aren’t just about taste, but also convenience.
But sometimes, I like to spend some cathartic time in the kitchen and make things homemade like my grandma did.
Plus, the from scratch version is so much better than anything you can find in a store.
How To Make Homemade Tortillas
This is a pretty simple recipe using the basics: flour, baking powder, salt and butter.
You will make it into a dough and section it off into smaller pieces. Then, let the dough sit to rise some.
Next, roll it out to the size of homemade flour tortilla you’d like and fry it lightly in a skillet for about 30 seconds on each side.
Serve it with your favorite Mexican dish and enjoy!
Homemade Flour Tortillas
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour plus extra for kneading
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup 1 stick butter, softened
- 1 cup hot water
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Cut the softened butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or fork until you have a crumb like texture similar to sand.
- Add the hot water to the mixture and stir well.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 2-3 minutes, adding just a little extra flour as needed. The dough should be soft and less sticky after kneading.
- Form the dough into a ball and place in a clean bowl. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rest for 45-60 minutes.
- Cut the dough into 10 balls for burrito sized tortillas or 16 balls for taco sized tortillas. Flatten the dough balls into circles with your hands. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out into large circles on a floured surface. Roll the dough as thinly as possible while still being able to pick it up gently without tearing the dough.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook each tortilla on each side for 30-45 seconds, until golden brown spots appear.
- Stack the cooked tortillas as you cook to keep them warm and moist and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Serve the tortillas warm with the taco or burrito fillings of your choice.