Homemade Flour Tortilla


I can’t remember last time I had a store-bought tortilla. I always make my own tender and delicious tortillas. These flatbreads are so easy to make, they taste incredible and they are also budget-friendly. I usually use olive oil in this recipe because I love its flavor but any other vegetable oil works just fine.

Ingredients (8 servings):

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  1. In a large bowl combine flour, salt and baking powder and make a well in the center.
  2. Add the oil and the water and mix with a wooden spatula until you form a ball.
  3. Bring the sticky dough on a floured working surface and knead it for 3 minutes, or until the surface is smooth.
  4. Wrap the dough in plastic foil and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  5. After 15 minutes divide dough into 8 pieces and shape them into 8 balls.
  6. Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  7. Using a rolling pin flatten each dough ball until you have a 3mm thick disk.
  8. Place one dough circle into the skillet and cook for 2 minutes (1 minutes each side), until light brown.
  9. Remove tortilla from heat, place it on a plate and cover with a clean towel.
  10. Continue until all the tortillas are cooked.

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2 thoughts on “Homemade Flour Tortilla”

  1. My hubby and I have tried all kinds of recipes for flour tortillas, and had about given up because they all ended with stiff, crackley tortillas. I made these tonight, and we have been ecstatic that they are so soft and tasty! Thank you!!

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