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!
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)
- Olive oil
- Warm water
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.
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:
- French toast tortilla – easy breakfast recipe with egg and fruit
- Simple shredded chicken enchilada – made with flour tortillas and pulled chicken
- Turkey ranch pinwheels – delicious snack made with tortillas and turkey
- Sweet bunuelos – a sweet dessert made with cream cheese and tortillas
- Apple pie taquitos – An all time favorite with apple pie filling and tortillas
See how to make flour tortillas
Want to see how to make flour tortillas with 4 ingredients? Watch the instruction video below:
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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!
- 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)
Put the flour in a bowl
Add ½ a cup of warm water and stir. Add the remaining water until consistent
Add the 2 tbsp of oil and knead the dough until it is smooth and consistent
Let it rest for 30 minutes
Divide into eight small balls and roll them on a floured surface with a rolling pin
Warm a pan or skillet on medium to high heat
Bake the tortilla for about a minute per side or until it bubbles up and has nice brown patches
Store in the refrigerator or in the freezer.
Calories: 94; Fat: 2.3g; Carbs: 15.4g; Proteins: 2.5g;