Homemade Flour Tortillas
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I have a confession to make. Are you ready? This is the first time I have made homemade tortillas! Okay, I feel much better. What a mistake that was to wait so long! The only time I have ever had fresh tortillas is at one of my favorite restaurants Costa Vida. I love the thick, chewy texture of them, but I just have never gotten around to making my own until now. I can’t say I will always make them fresh from now on, because the rolling part does take a little bit of time, but if I have time for fresh, I will not hesitate to make these again. I think this is a great recipe to have on hand and it makes twelve 7-inch tortillas. Try it & let me know how you like it!
Homemade Flour Tortillas
- 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 5 Tbsp shortening
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2/3-3/4 cup very warm tap water
- In a food processor or good blender, blend the flour, shortening & salt until the shortening is finely ground into the flour & there are no chunks. Pulse as necessary.
- Slowly add water to running food processor until dough balls up & there are no dry parts. I ended up using the whole ¾ cup.
- Empty dough onto a lightly floured surface & gently knead until it the dough is smooth. About 2 minutes.
- Cut dough into 12 pieces, shape into balls, cover & let rest for 30 minutes.
- Lightly dust work surface & rolling pin. Roll each ball as thin as you can into a circle. Repeat with each ball, lightly overlapping & covering the tortillas as you go.
- Using a griddle at 400*F or a hot skillet, brown each side of the tortilla. About 45 seconds each. When it bubbles & puffs up, it's time to flip it over. Do not over-cook or they will be dry & crisp.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
23 Comments on “Homemade Flour Tortillas”
We love homemade bread, tortillas and Naan. They look amazing! I am following you via GF. Blessings~
These do look easy. One quick question though, what did you use for your shortening?
Thanks for sharing 🙂
I used what I had on hand, which was Butter flavored Crisco. You can use regular vegetable shortening, but I have heard lard is best. It seems pretty versatile, as long as it is shortening. I guess you can even use olive oil (http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Homemade-Tortillas) but authentic tortillas use lard or shortening.
Oh my goodness, if I’d known how easy they were to make I’d have done it ages ago! We’re a family of six and we eat loads of wraps over the course of a week and it costs an absolute fortune! Definitely going to try this and soon!
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As others have stated–once your family eats a homemade tortilla they will never want to go back to store bought ones. They are delicious.
These are so good! Once you eat them its hard to ever go back to store bought!
Love homemade tortillas! It’s time that I make them again!
I might be kind of obsessed with homemade tortillas. We lived right by the Mexican border for three years and when we moved back the thing I couldn’t get over is how terrible store tortillas are.!
These look amazing! I made tortillas a while back, but they weren’t perfect, so I’ll have to try this recipe!
Yay! I’ve been looking for a good tortilla recipe. I’m excited to try this one!
oh wow, i never actually realized how easy it was to make tortillas! I’m sure they’re delicious. Thanks for sharing.