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Simple flour tortillas

How to make flour tortillas. The Tortilla channel can’t be the Tortilla channel without a genuine homemade simple flour tortillas. These are so easy to make, just about as easy as the homemade corn tortillas. However they are not gluten free so beware if you have gluten intolerance. Want to learn how to make flour tortillas? Let’s get started!

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When I buy store bought tortillas I am always amazed at how they almost always have the same size, coloring and taste. Every tortilla is exactly the same, which is impossible with these homemade ones.

Just like with all home made recipes it will taste different every time but that just add to the charm of cooking I think.

What I love about flour tortillas is that they are so versatile and can be used in many different ways. They are obviously the base of the Mexican kitchen but they are also used in a lot of other South American countries.

Furthermore flour tortillas can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes. In the Netherlands we call them wrap or tortilla wrap. No matter what they are called, I love tortillas.

I used biological spelt flour in this recipe because I like the taste of it but any white or whole wheat flour will do just nicely.

Flour tortillas ingredients

Making flour tortillas is so easy all you need are four ingredients and you are ready to make your own tortillas:

  • Flour (whole wheat flour, all purpose flour or spelt flour)
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Warm water

Flour tortilla dough

How to make flour tortillas

As with the corn tortillas start with quality flour, salt, hot water and as the 4th ingredient some oil. Any olive oil will do but vegetable or sunflower oil also work really well. I use biological sunflower oil as it is one of my favorite oils.

Knead the dough thoroughly and let it rest for 20 to 30 minutes. Then split the dough in smaller dough balls the size of a golf ball. This dough will yield about 8 tortillas so 8 dough balls.

Roll a dough ball with a rolling pin on a floured surface in a round shape. If you want to have them all the same size you a lid and cut away the excess dough or use a tortilla press.

I like the fact that the tortilla are a little odd shaped in this recipe so I just use the rolling pin but a tortilla press works real easy as well.

Then bake the flour tortillas in a dry skillet or pan with medium to high heat. As a soon as the tortilla puffs up turn the and bake the other side. Again wait until the flour tortilla puffs up and the flour tortilla is done.

It takes about 1 minute to cook on each side before a tortilla is done and ready to eat or stored.

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How to store flour tortillas

There are a number of ways to store your flour tortillas:

  • You can keep them outside of the refrigerator in e.g. a plastic zip loc bag. You can keep them for about 2 to 3 day
  • As with corn tortillas keep them in the refrigerator in a ziplock bag and they are ready to eat for about a week
  • Freeze them in a plastic bag for 2 to 3 month. This is the best option because you know you can’t go wrong with freezing.

Other flour tortilla recipes

The Tortilla Channel is full with delicious flour tortilla recipes. A small selection:

This flour tortilla recipe showing you great flour tortillas homemade and easy. These are made with spelt flour but you can substitute with all-purpose or wheat flour. Visit thetortillachannel.com for the (video) instructions.
This flour tortilla recipe showing you great flour tortillas homemade and easy. These are made with spelt flour but you can substitute with all-purpose or wheat flour. Visit thetortillachannel.com for the (video) instructions.
Homemade flour tortillas are very tasty and easy to make. Four ingredients only #thetortillachannel #tortillas #homemadetortillas #flourtortillas
Homemade flour tortillas are very tasty and easy to make. Four ingredients only #thetortillachannel #tortillas #homemadetortillas #flourtortillas
Homemade flour tortillas are very tasty and easy to make. Four ingredients only #thetortillachannel #tortillas #homemadetortillas #flourtortillas
Homemade flour tortillas are very tasty and easy to make. Four ingredients only #thetortillachannel #tortillas #homemadetortillas #flourtortillas

See how to make Simple Flour tortillas

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Flour tortillas - 4 ingredients

Serves: 8 Prep Time: 45 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Simple flour tortillas

Want to know how to make flour tortillas with just 4 ingredients. It's really much more tasty than anything you can buy. Let's get started!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of spelt flour
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour (you can decide to use only spelt or all-purpose flour)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoon oil (olive oil or sunflower oil)

Instructions

1

Put the flour in a bowl

2

Add salt

3

Add ½ a cup of warm water and stir. Add the remaining water until consistent

4

Add the 2 tbsp of oil and knead the dough until it is smooth and consistent

5

Let it rest for 30 minutes

6

Divide into eight small balls and roll them on a floured surface with a rolling pin

7

Warm a pan or skillet on medium to high heat

8

Bake the tortilla for about a minute per side or until it bubbles up and has nice brown patches

Notes

Store in the refrigerator or in the freezer.

Nutrition facts

Calories: 94 kcal Fat: 2.3g Proteine: 2.5g Carbohydrates: 15.4g

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Annie
    April 5, 2018 at 8:07 am

    Thank you so much! I made them today and they are delicious and so easy to prepare! I will do them often!

    • Reply
      Mireille
      April 5, 2018 at 11:17 am

      Annie,

      You are welcome and so nice to hear you have made these today and find them easy to make and delicious. Have great day.

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