Homemade Flour Tortillas

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My man made the best homemade tortillas last week, and they were absolutely incredible! So many of you reached out for the recipe and I couldn't get this homemade flour tortilla up on my blog quick enough!

To be honest, I was a bit intimidated by making my own tortillas, so my husband happily jumped in and gave it a go and mamas I was impressed!

You have got to make these for your next Taco Tuesday! And try these Easy Slow Cooker SHREDDED CHICKEN TACOS with them.

By the time I am typing this, I am ready for another round of delicious homemade flour tortillas! I mean look at them, they were perfect for our Taco Tuesday along with this yummy home made salsa. OH YUM!

These were hands down Crazy Busy Mama approved.

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Embracing the art of crafting your own homemade flour tortillas goes beyond the mere act of cooking – it transforms that ordinary taco Tuesday into an extraordinary experience with minimal effort. As we delve into the heart of why making your own flour tortillas is a rewarding endeavor, the allure lies in the combination of freshness, flavor, and a sense of connection to tradition.

First and foremost, the freshness of homemade flour tortillas is unparalleled. Store-bought counterparts, laden with preservatives and stabilizers, can never rival the simple, pure taste of tortillas made from scratch. The process allows you to select high-quality ingredients, ensuring that each bite is a celebration of unadulterated flavors. The soft, pliable texture of a just-cooked homemade tortilla elevates the entire dining experience, turning an ordinary meal into a memorable one.

Flavor, too, takes center stage when you venture into the realm of homemade tortillas. The basic ingredients – flour, water, salt, and fat – might seem simple, but the alchemy that occurs during the kneading and cooking process creates a canvas for a rich, nuanced taste. Whether you prefer a classic white flour tortilla or opt for the heartiness of whole wheat, the ability to tailor the flavor profile to your liking is a privilege that store-bought options simply can't match.

Beyond the sensory delight, making your own flour tortillas is a nod to culinary heritage and a connection to tradition. It's an opportunity to engage with the time-honored methods of generations past, preserving a cultural legacy in your own kitchen. The rhythmic process of rolling out dough and gracing the hot griddle with each round, mimics the age-old rituals that have been passed down through families – a tangible link to the authentic, homemade meals that transcend generations.

Furthermore, crafting your own tortillas allows for creative experimentation. Add a dash of herbs, spices, or even swap a portion of the flour for cornmeal to infuse a unique twist into your creations. The versatility of homemade tortillas extends beyond the mundane, inviting you to tailor them to your preferences and explore the vast culinary landscape.

Let's not forget the satisfaction derived from mastering a fundamental kitchen skill. The act of creating something as foundational as a flour tortilla fosters a sense of accomplishment, inspiring confidence to delve into other culinary pursuits. It's a tangible reminder that with a bit of time, effort, and practice, you can elevate your cooking to new heights.

In conclusion, making your own homemade flour tortillas transcends the realm of culinary chores – it's an immersive experience that tantalizes the senses, celebrates tradition, and fosters a connection to the rich tapestry of food culture. As you embark on this journey, be prepared to savor the fruits of your labor, one warm and flavorful tortilla at a time.

Ingredients: Homemade Flour Tortillas

Dry Ingredients for Homemade Flour Tortillas

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients for Homemade Flour Tortillas

  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup water

Instructions: Homemade Flour Tortillas

  • Place butter in water and microwave until melted about minute.
  • Meanwhile, add all dry ingredients together in a bowl and mix well
  • Once water and butter has melted together, pour into the dry ingredients.
  • Knead into a small ball of dough
  • Cover for 10-15 mins.
  • Separate and roll into balls
  • Cover for 10 minutes
  • Place flour on flat surface counter or on cutting board and roll out the dough into 10-12 inch sections.
  • Preheat stove top to medium high and we like to use our cast iron skillet.
  • Place flour tortilla down on skillet then as it starts to bubble about a minute or two. I love this skillet!
  • Then flip until you start to see golden spots. (about 30 seconds) Flip your dough and cook the other side until you start to see golden spots. 
  • Repeat cooking and take the tortilla out of your skillet and place it on a tea towel lined plate or a tortilla keeper. Cover the dough with a tea towel or lid to prevent it from drying out.
  • Repeat the cooking and covering process with your remaining dough. Make sure you leave your tortillas tightly covered until you're just ready to serve to prevent having them dry out.
  • Tortillas are best served fresh and warm

Crazy Busy Mama Tip:

This recipe should make ten 10-12 inch tortillas. So double if you want left overs. However, make sure you leave your tortillas tightly covered until you're just ready to serve to prevent having them dry out.

If you leave your tortillas at room temperature, they will only last 2-3 days. In the refrigerator, they will last 5-7 days and in the freezer, they will last for 6-8 months. In all cases, be sure they are in an airtight container

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Video Tutorial: Homemade Flour Tortillas

If you are looking for a step by step tutorial, here is one for you!

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Home Made Flour Tortillas
Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 362 kcal

Ingredients
  

Dry Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Place butter in water and microwave until melted about minute.
  • Meanwhile, add all dry ingredients together in a bowl and mix well
  • Once water and butter has melted together, pour into the dry ingredients.
  • Knead into a small ball of dough
  • Cover with plastic for 10-15 mins
  • Separate and roll into balls
  • Cover for 10 minutes
  • Place flour on flat surface counter or on cutting board and roll out the dough into 10-12 inch sections.
  • Preheat stove to medium high and place flour tortilla down on skillet then as it starts to bubble about a minute or two then flip until you start to see golden spots. (about 30 seconds) Flip your dough and cook the other side until you start to see golden spots. 
  • Repeat cooking and take the tortilla out of your skillet and place it on a tea towel lined plate or a tortilla keeper. Cover the dough with a tea towel or lid to prevent it from drying out.
  • Repeat the cooking and covering process with your remaining dough. Make sure you leave your tortillas tightly covered until you're just ready to serve to prevent having them dry out.
  • Tortillas are best served fresh and warm.

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Notes

This recipe should make ten 10-12 inch tortillas. So double if you want left overs.
If you leave your tortillas at room temperature, they will only last 2-3 days. In the refrigerator, they will last 5-7 days and in the freezer, they will last for 6-8 months. In all cases, be sure they are in an airtight container

 

Nutrition

Serving: 2gCalories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 7gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 1110mgPotassium: 72mgFiber: 2gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 466IUCalcium: 133mgIron: 3mg
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