Traditionally, flour tortillas are made using flour, water, salt and pork fat. For this recipe I used olive oil. It’s much better for you.
If you want to try the recipe the traditional way, use the same amount of rendered pork fat. Roast a piece of pork belly and use the oil from that. The pork belly meat tastes amazing in homemade soft tacos.
Of course you could also purchase rendered pork fat at most supermarkets.
Why make your own homemade flour tortillas
You can of course purchase good quality flour tortillas almost every nowadays. If you like to cook though, you will prefer these. I promise.
I like to cook the tortillas and serve them immediately. They are simply better that way.
How to take this homemade flour tortilla recipe to the next level…
Plain homemade flour tortillas are delicious but there are so many things you can do to them to really make them special.
Try adding dried chilli flakes, cumin seeds, cilantro (coriander) and/or fresh green chillies for example.
I love experimenting with this recipe and hope you try a few of your own ideas.
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I hope you enjoy making your own homemade flour tortillas. If you do give this recipe a try, please don’t be a stranger! I’d love to hear from you so leave a comment.