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These Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas are so much better than anything from the store. Homemade tortillas are extra soft, doughy, and chewy. I like to add salted butter, for extra deliciousness. Fresh flour tortillas are so easy to make at home and pretty difficult to mess up. No yeast + no rising time = simple as can be!

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When it comes to flour tortillas, I never thought I would care to take the time to make them at home. But after realizing just how simple they can be, I’ve been making them almost weekly. They’re pretty much a staple for our family’s Mexican dinners.

These are DELICIOUS, and like nothing you’ll find in the grocery store.

Homemade tortillas are softer, chewier, and you just can’t beat the flavor.

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Details – mix the dough

Simply mix flour, baking powder, and salt together. Then, add softened butter and hot water. Mix this until a soft, shaggy dough forms, then use your hands to need the dough into a smooth ball.

Let the dough rest for 10 minutes to allow the gluten to settle.

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Roll the dough out

Divide the dough into 12 to 14 dough balls, then roll each out using a rolling pin. If you have a tortilla press, that will make things very easy! I don’t have one, but it’s on my list of items to invest in.

I like to roll all the dough balls out before I start cooking any of the tortillas. This helps the cooking process go much easier and smoother.

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Cook the tortillas

It’s best to use a cast-iron skillet if you can, then add a drizzle of olive oil. Most people don’t use oil to cook the tortillas, but I’ve found you get a much better outcome with just a small amount of oil in the pan.

Cook until bubbles appear on top. Then. just like a pancake, flip and cook until lightly golden.

These are delicious warm, right off the skillet. Freshfajitasortacoscan also be stored for up to 3 days, or kept frozen for even longer!

These are also great with quesadillas,skillet verde chicken,chili, and more!

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Lastly, if you make these Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me onInstagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas

Author: Tieghan Gerard
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Servings: 12tortillas
Calories Per Serving: 156kcal

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  • 1. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter, then pour over the hot water. Stir until a shaggy dough begins to form.
    2. Turn the dough out onto a floured counter. Use your hands to knead the dough for 1-2 minutes until it forms a smooth ball. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let rest 10 minutes.
    3. Cut the dough into 12-14 equal wedges, then roll each wedge into a ball (they don't need to be perfect). Use a rolling pin or a tortilla press to roll the dough out into an 8 – inch circle.
    4. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add a small drizzle of olive oil, then a tortilla. Cook 30-60 seconds, until little bubbles appear on the surface. Flip and cook another 30 seconds, or until the bottom is slightly golden. Set on a plate and cover with a towel. Repeat with the remaining dough.
    5. Serve warm (yum!) or save for later. Keep the tortillas stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Butter:I like the flavor of butter best, but coconut oil can also be used.
Storage:the tortillas can be stored in a food storage bag at room temperature for up to 3 days, or frozen for up to 3 months.
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  1. If I decide to use gluten free flour will there be any adjustments I need to do? For reference I use King Arthur measure for measure flour.

    1. Hi Jaime,
      You bet, how far in advance do you want to make the dough? Just keep in the fridge up to 48 hours or freeze. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx

  2. I am always willing to try any new recipe of yours! I now have purchased all three of your cookbooks and I will have to say that your directions are so easy for me to follow as I’m not a great cook, but you make it easy for me. I made your homemade flour tortillas last night for a Mexican fiesta dinner that I had with some friends, and it was a hit! Unfortunately, you ruined it for us and now we can’t have tortillas any other way !! I also paired it with The strawberry basil margaritas from your new cookbook and my friend posted the drinks on TikTok and tagged you! It was absolutely lovely!! Thank you!!

    1. Hey Jennifer,
      Happy Friday!! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks so much for making it! Thank you for your kind message, this really means so much, I am so glad you have been enjoying the recipes:) xTieghan

  3. Can you use these for some of the crispy tortilla / taco recipes you post? Will they crisp up in the oven okay? Thanks so much,

    1. Hey there,
      这取决于配方:)有时候,我发现corn tortillas make the best option for some of my taco recipes. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan