Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas

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This easy homemade tortilla recipe is perfect for tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and even perfect as a pizza crust or wrap for a sandwich. Such a versatile recipe that makes every dish better, and it’s so easy to make! If you have not tried making tortillas from scratch in the past because you thought they were too hard to make, this is the recipe for you.

I wish I had started experimenting with making tortillas years ago because it is so much easier than I originally thought. Plus, these homemade flour tortillas will make taco night even better!

When making this tortillas recipe, you can pick up a tortilla press if it makes things easier for you but I have found that using a nonstick surface works pretty well, as long as you can manage to make a circle. I started making homemade soft tacos with a tortilla press and it was going pretty well at first but then I tried my own DIY tortilla shaping and the results were similar.

If you want a uniform look to your homemade soft tacos and you aren’t too confident in your DIY tortillas skills, pick one up. I found this tortilla press for only $15.

If you don’t want to wait for it to arrive or decide that you can make your own tortillas without one, I would suggest having extra flour nearby and using a nonstick surface that has proven its nonstick abilities.

This flour tortilla recipe can get kind of sticky and varies from time to time when making it so it is best to prepare for any texture. Although it varies, I still think this is the best flour tortilla recipe.

I just try to be prepared for anything when making it because I can’t stand having my hands covered in a gooey mess, fumbling around the kitchen looking for additional ingredients, like flour.

Whenever I make this flour tortilla recipe, I keep a pile of flour on my nonstick surface in case I need to grab some while pressing the tortillas.

Even when I use measuring cups and do everything the exact same way, for some reason, the dough can be too gooey to work with at times and I need to add more flour.

No big deal, the end result always seems to be the same but working with the sticky dough can be difficult, so keep it nearby until you are done making these homemade flour tortillas.

Another tool that makes this job so much easier is using the dough hook attachment on the Kitchenaid. You could work your dough the old fashioned way but that will take lots of muscle and more time.

These tortillas may be stored in the refrigerator inside of an airtight container for about 5-7 days. If you decide to store your homemade tortillas, be sure to heat them up in the microwave with a cup of water for about 5-10 each or a stack for about 30-45 seconds. Always add in a cup of water when reheating these, it keeps them from getting dry and crumbly.

My family has never had to worry about storing these homemade tortillas because we eat them right off of the griddle and there are never any leftovers.

After cooking the homemade tortillas, it is best to place them in a tortilla warmer. I usually cook two shells at a time and after they are done, I place them into the tortilla warmer. When all of the homemade tortillas are done, I put the entire warmer on the table so my family can help themselves.

Once you are done making these homemade flour tortillas, stuff them with all of your favorite taco toppings. My favorites are meat, cheese, lettuce, salsa verde, and pico de gallo.

What are you going to load your homemade flour tortillas with? Leave me a comment below with your favorites, I would love to have an excuse to make the best flour tortilla recipe again.

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Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups of Flour (More on the side for shaping dough if it gets sticky)
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1/3 Cup of Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup of Warm Water

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer set up with the dough hook, and mix. Let the dough get worked for about 1 minute and then check the consistency, if the dough is sticky and stuck to the bottom of the bowl, add in more flour, a couple of tablespoons at a time. Mix and then check again. You shouldn't have to add in more than a half of a cup and be sure to mix in between each addition.
Once the dough has been mixed, form it into 12-16 balls depending on the size you want your tortillas. Let the balls of dough rest under a towel for about 20 minutes. Then press them into the shape you want, using a tortilla press if you prefer otherwise make sure you are working on a nonstick surface. Have extra flour nearby for shaping if needed. Spray the flattened tortilla with a bit of olive oil spray and heat on a griddle for about 1 minute on each side. Serve immediately

The Hobby Wife

The Hobby Wife

Greenhouse and backyard gardener, devoted homemaker, and passionate recipe creator. My journey through life revolves around my unwavering love for food and travel. As a passionate cook, I blend my garden's bounty with culinary finesse and inspiration from my travels. From farm-to-table homestyle dishes to copycat recipes that offer something unique, my kitchen is a canvas where flavors harmonize and ingredients tell stories.

8 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas”

  1. These tortillas are easy to make and I can not believe how delicious and soft they are! If you are on the fence about trying this recipe, I am here to say that it really lives up to the hype!

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  2. I had no idea how easy it was to make your own tortillas. These came out so soft and delicious, I will definitely be coming back to try more recipes!

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