Authentic Homemade Flour Tortillas

This recipe is as easy as they come and will enhance your dishes flavor more than you could ever imagine. Once you eat an authentic homemade tortilla you will never go back to purchasing them from the store. They are soft, full of flavor, and oh so easy to make.

Authentic Homemade Flour Tortillas

Authentic Homemade Flour Tortillas


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup warm water


First, add the dry ingredients into a bowl and add the wet ingredients and mix with a fork.  Slowly add the wet to the dry using the fork to stir constantly.

Once it’s mixed (it will look a little stringy), place it onto a counter top and begin kneading the dough with your palms.

Incorporate all the flour into the dough as you knead it.  Do this for about five minutes or until your dough looks smooth and soft.  Place into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap for 30 minutes.

Next, separate the dough into equal parts of 8-10 pieces and roll each one into a ball and recover with plastic wrap for 10 minutes.

While it’s setting again heat up your pan on low heat.  I prefer a cast iron pan, so go this route if you have one.  If not grab your best skillet and heat it up.

Flour your surface lightly and roll out each ball as thin as you can possibly make it.  Be sure not to roll it bigger than the pan you are using.  Dust each tortilla with flour so they don’t stick together when you’re stacking them while they wait to be cooked.

Put one tortilla on the pan at a time.  It only takes about a minute per tortilla so watch them carefully.  You’ll know when to flip them the first time when bubbles start to form on the top of the tortilla.  Turn over and cook for another 20-30 seconds.  Don’t let them burn.  If you find there’s too much flour in the pan just wipe it out with a towel or paper towel.

Cover with a dish towel once finished to keep them from drying out while you make the rest. 

  • Tip: You can also use a tortilla warmer to keep them fresh. It also makes them portable for backyard picnics. 

Use your imagination for what you want to add to it!  These are great for homemade chimichangas, wraps, tacos…the list goes on!

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