The best homemade flour tortillas need 3 secrets and totally basic ingredients from your pantry.
2/3CupOilplus 2 tablespoons
In a mixing bowl of a standing mixer, add the flour, salt, baking powder and oil.
Using a dough hook, turn the mixer onto low speed, never high and mix until the mixture comes together and looks like moon sand or barely wet sand. You can squeeze it in your hand and it holds together.
Add the boiling water, about 1/2 cup at a time with the mixer on low speed. Run, adding water as you go until the dough comes together. Allow the mixer to run for another 2-4 minutes until the dough is satiny.
Very lightly flour the work surface and pinch off balls of dough smaller than the palm of your hand.
Holding the ball in your palm, use your other hand to pinch the dough into the center over and over as you form a rounded side against your hand and flat side where you are pinching.
Place all of the dough in your bowl and cover with a warm, damp paper towel or place a lid on the bowl. Allow to rest for 10-15 minutes.
Heat a griddle to medium heat.
Lightly flour the work surface and roll out the dough balls one at a time with a rolling pin.
Cook the tortilla on the hot pan until bubbles grow large, flip over and cook again until light browning shows.
Remove from heat and serve
The dough can sit on the counter for up to 1 hour before rolling out. A tortilla warmer is absolutely worth it. We got our's from Winco, but this one is great too. You can cook your tortillas in the afternoon and they are still warm at dinner!To store the tortillas, place a paper towel in a ziploc bag, add the tortillas and place another on top before sealing shut.
Homemade Flour Tortillas
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 337Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Yeast Bread Recipes and Quick Bread Recipes