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Easy Homemade 5-Ingredient Flour Tortillas

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Make homemade flour tortillas in about one hour with just 5 ingredients!
Flour Tortillas

Stop eating store-bought tortillas that are full of preservatives! Make these easy, soft, fluffy tortillas in the comfort of your own kitchen in less than an hour. With only 5 easy-to-find ingredients and minimal effort, your tacos and burritos will never taste better!

Ingredients For Fluffy Homemade Flour Tortillas:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Olive oil
  • Baking powder
  • Water
  • Salt

How To Make Soft Flour Tortillas at Home?

Follow these simple steps to enjoy the best homemade flour tortillas ever!

  1. Place the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk them together until fully combined. Pour in the water and olive oil and mix until the dough pulls together.
  2. Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead it until smooth, approximately 5-10mins. If you feel it is too sticky, add a bit more flour, and if you feel it is too dry, add a bit more water.
  3. Divide the dough into 8 balls, and using a tortilla press or rolling pin, make them into thin rounds, about 6-8 inches in diameter.

Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium-high heat and lightly grease it with olive oil. Place a tortilla on the skillet and cook until slightly brown on the bottom, about 2 mins. Flip and cook the other side until slightly brown.

Flour Tortillas

Easy Homemade 5-Ingredient Flour Tortillas

Make homemade flour tortillas in about one hour with just 5 ingredients!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 TORTILLAS
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Whisk and wooden spoon
  • Rolling pin or tortilla press
  • Skillet or griddle
  • Stove

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ cup water

Instructions

  • Place the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk them together until fully combined. Pour in the water and olive oil and mix until the dough pulls together.
  • Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead it until smooth, approximately 5-10mins. If you feel it is too sticky, add a bit more flour, and if you feel it is too dry, add a bit more water.
  • Divide the dough into 8 balls, and using a tortilla press or rolling pin, make them into thin rounds, about 6-8 inches in diameter.
  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium-high heat and lightly grease it with olive oil. Place a tortilla on the skillet and cook until slightly brown on the bottom, about 2 mins. Flip and cook the other side until slightly brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g

Frequently Asked Questions

What If I Don’t Have A Tortilla Press Or Rolling Pin?

You can use anything from a large glass to a bottle of wine or something similar to roll your tortillas. Make sure to flour it slightly so it doesn’t stick to the dough.

Do I Need A Special Skillet To Make Tortillas?

No! Any non-stick or heavy-bottomed pan will work perfectly. A griddle works too! Just make sure it is hot and greased before placing your tortilla in it to cook.

How Do I Know If My Skillet Is Hot Enough?

Drop a few droplets of water onto the surface of the hot skillet. If they “dance” and bounce around, it is hot enough!

How To Keep Tortillas Soft And Warm Until I Serve Them?

Wrap the stacked tortillas in a kitchen towel and place them in a pot with a lid or in a tortilla warmer. Just make sure they are wrapped and covered.

Can I Use Whole Wheat Flour?

Yes! You definitely can!

Can I Make The Dough Ahead Of Time?

You can make the dough and keep it in the fridge for up to 24 hours, provided it is stored in an airtight container or zipper bag.

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