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Homemade flour tortillas are so delicious! Once you eat freshly made flour tortillas made at home, you’ll never want to go back.
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5 from 2 votes

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Course: Main Course
Author: Jill


  • Ingredients:
  • 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


  • Directions:
  • 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.