These homemade flour tortillas are so good you will never want to eat store bought again. They are very easy to make and truthfully delicious.
Typically, flour tortillas are made with lard. However, we are going to make these homemade flour tortillas with oil. You can also make them with butter as well.
These tortillas are flaky, soft and absolutely delicious. They will last you for about 5 days in a sealed bag.
Make sure your pan is not extremely hot when you are cooking your tortillas because they will burn. These cook very quickly so watch them. Another recommendation is that you do not pile them when they are raw as they will stick and you will have to start all over again.
Use these homemade flour tortillas for making quesadillas, tacos and even enchiladas.I promise you that these are worth the effort.
Here is a great recipe that you can make with these tortillas Chicken Enchiladas with Green Salsa
This is what you are going to need to make these wonderful homemade flour tortillas –
Makes 16 tortillas
3 cups (384 grams) all-purpose flour
1 tsp. (6 grams) salt
1 tsp. (4 grams) baking powder
1/3 cup (80 grams) oil
1 cup (236 grams) warm water
Mix the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
Add the oil and water and mix until you have a shaggy dough.
Transfer onto a floured counter top and knead for about five minutes, until the dough is no longer sticky and is elastic.
Pat down the dough into a circle on the counter and cut it into 16 equal pieces. If you want your tortillas to be the same exact size you will have to weigh each ball.
Cover the 16 balls with a damp kitchen towel and allow them to rest for a minimum of 15 minutes or up to 2 hours.
Heat a dry skillet on medium heat.
Start rolling out your tortillas with a rolling pin, on a floured counter, one at a time. Keep the balls under the damp towel as you work so that they don’t dry up.
Roll out until they are thin. Try and keep them as round as possible.
Place each rolled tortilla on the skillet and cook for a couple of minutes. Flip and finish cooking. Lower the heat if the dough is browning too much. Carefully deflate any large bubbles with your spatula so that the tortilla cooks evenly.
Place each cooked tortilla into a basket lined with a dish towel or a covered tortilla basket to keep warm. Place any left over tortillas in a sealed plastic bag.
Serve and enjoy!