First time making flour tortillas

For a long time, I’ve wanted to make homemade tortillas. At least a few obstacles stood in my way.

First of all, time was an issue. I usually don’t have time to spend much of my day learning a new recipe and everything. On the weekends, we are almost always out doing something and usually not at home. Secondly, I did not have a recipe, but my wife found a great tortilla recipe on a blog she reads. Finally, I just never had the motivation on the right day to do it. Fortunately, my wife provided this by setting aside some time today to try the recipe.

Tortillas are so easy to make, I don’t know why I had not tried it before. Even more important, the fresh tortillas are amazingly tasty!

Here is the recipe:

Flour Tortillas

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. softened butter
1/2 cup warm water

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and butter in a medium bowl.
  2. Gradually add water until smooth dough is formed (If sticky, add more flour).
  3. Roll dough into 1 1/2″ balls and let them rest for ten minutes.
  4. Flatten one ball at a time between two plates, then roll into six inch circles. Get these as flat as possible if you want normal tortillas, otherwise you’ll have “gorditas” instead. You can use a rolling pin, but for best results, get a tortilla press.
  5. Place the tortillas on a griddle on medium heat (about 350 degrees) until they turn white (about 2 minutes). Then flip over and repeat on the other side

That’s all it takes to get some fresh tortillas. Mix up some rice, beans, meat, cheese, salsa, and anything else that you like on a burrito, and you have a great meal!

One thought on “First time making flour tortillas

  1. These tortillas were super tasty. So soft and they didn’t break apart while I was eating my tacos! Thanks for making them while Abigail slept and I worked on my soup!

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