Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade tortillas

Homemade tortillas are amazing!

Traditionally, flour tortillas are made using flour, water, salt and pork fat. For this recipe I used olive oil from Aldi. It’s much better for you. If you want to try the recipe the traditional way, use the same amount of pork fat. Roast a piece of pork belly and use the oil from that. The pork belly meat tastes amazing in homemade soft tacos.

You can of course purchase good quality flour tortillas almost every nowadays. If you like to cook though, you will prefer these. I promise.

making tortillas

The GitaDini rolling board is perfect for tortillas. The dough doesn’t stick!

Making tortillas

Roll out your tortillas until they are about a millimetre thick.

Making tortillas

I use the top to a pan to cut the tortillas so that they are nice and round.

Making tortillas

Place your tortillas in a non-stick pan and cook for about a minute per side.

Making tortillas

After you have cooked both sides for about a minute, flip over one more time and press down with a flat spatula. They should puff up.

Homemade Flour Tortillas
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 8
  • 280g plain flour
  • 170ml warm water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Mix all the ingredients together until you have a firm dough.
  2. separate the dough into eight ball.
  3. Roll each ball into a flat tortilla. I usually use a cutter to keep them round but that is completely optional.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan over medium high heat.
  5. When hot, add your first tortilla to the pan and let it cook for about a minute.
  6. Flip over and cook for another minute being careful not to burn it.
  7. Flip over again and press it down with a flat spatula or wet cloth. It should puff up with will give your tortillas a lighter, fluffier texture.
  8. Keep warm while you cook your remaining tortillas.
  9. If you are not eating these immediately, keep them under a towel or wrap in plastic wrap. Wet them lightly with some water and place in the microwave for about 30 seconds just before serving.


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