• Nicole Kuhn

5 Ingredient Homemade Flour Tortillas

I had never made flour tortillas before this and never realized how simple it actually was! This 5 ingredient recipe for homemade flour tortillas will leave you never wanting to buy them at the store ever again!



 

5 INGREDIENT HOMEMADE FLOUR TORTILLAS

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2.5 cups (346g) all purpose flour

  • 1 tsp. fine sea salt

  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder

  • 3 tbsp. lard, vegetable shortening, or vegetable oil

  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon warm water (not hot)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Heat a cast-iron skillet over high heat (you want it super hot to cook these properly, about 500ºF.

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sea salt, and baking powder.

  • Next, add in the lard, vegetable shortening, or vegetable oil. Mix together with your hands until you reach a cornmeal type texture.

  • Add in the warm water and mix with your hands until the dough forms.

  • On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until it becomes smooth. Cover with a towel and let rest for 10 minutes.

  • Once the dough is done resting, remove the towel and give the dough a little pat. Section into 16 equal pieces for normal size tortillas. (I combined about 3 of the dough balls together for burrito sized tortillas)

  • Lightly flour a surface and the top of the dough ball. Roll out the dough into a circle until you have achieved your desired thickness.

  • Place the tortilla directly onto the cast-iron skillet and cook 30 seconds per side and then transfer to either to a tortilla warmer or towel and cover.

  • Repeat with remaining dough.

  • Tip: I kept the tortillas warm in my oven on the "keep warm" function until ready to use.

  • Fill, top with butter, or just eat them as is! Enjoy!

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