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Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Most homemade flour tortillas are made with lard but after reading lots of different recipes and reviews, I decided to try making homemade flour tortillas using butter from a recipe I found on Happy Money Saver. They were fun to make and although they took some time, they were worth the extra effort! These little beauties tasted 100 times better than store-bought tortillas and they were not only flavorful and delicious but the texture was terrific too.

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Sift together the all-purpose flour, bread flour, baking powder, and sea salt into a large bowl. Add the softened butter and using your hands mix the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbles.

Add the hot water slowly to the mixture and stir together with a rubber spatula until the mixture is combined and forms a ball shape. Knead the dough for about 3 minutes or until the dough can hold its shape and is less sticky. Cover the bowl with a towel and let the dough rest for 1 hour.

After the dough has rested, divide the dough evenly into 15 smaller balls. Cover with a towel and let rest for 30 minutes.

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Using a well-floured rolling pin, take a ball and roll out to a thin round circle, or whatever shape you can manage (mine looked quite rustic). Roll the dough out as thin as you can (like a crepe) then carefully place it in the HOT skillet. Cook for 30-45 seconds or until bubbly and golden. Flip and cook the other side until golden. Repeat with the remaining dough balls.

Wrap the cooked tortilla in a clean towel until ready to eat. Serve and enjoy.

To reheat the tortillas, wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave for 1-15 seconds or wrap them in tin foil and warm them in the oven.

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Course: Breads and Muffins
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 15 small tortillas
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking / Original by Happy Money Saver

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened & diced
  • 1 cup HOT water

Instructions

  • Sift together the all-purpose flour, bread flour, baking powder, and sea salt into a large bowl.
  • Add the softened butter and using your hands mix the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbles. 
  • Add the hot water slowly to the mixture and stir together with a rubber spatula until the mixture is combined and forms a ball shape.
  • Knead the dough for about 3 minutes or until the dough can hold its shape and is less sticky. Cover the bowl with a towel and let the dough rest for 1 hour.  
  • After the dough has rested, divide the dough evenly into 15 smaller balls. Cover with a towel and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Using a well-floured rolling pin, take a ball and roll out to a thin round circle, or whatever shape you can manage. Roll the dough out as thin as you can then carefully place it in the HOT skillet.
  • Cook for 30-45 seconds or until bubbly and golden. Flip and cook the other side until golden. Repeat with the remaining dough balls. 
  • Wrap the cooked tortilla in a clean towel until ready to eat. Serve and enjoy.
  • To reheat the tortillas, wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave for 1-15 seconds, or wrap them in tin foil and warm them in the oven.
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5 Comments

  1. I’ve made homemade flour tortillas…though I can’t remember now whether it was with shortening or butter. But they are SO GOOD. Better than any storebought version!

  2. 5 stars
    I never made homemade flour tortillas I this is a wonderful idea Pam, I will save this recipe !!

  3. 4 cups all-purpose flour if you don’t have the to flours