This recipe was submitted by Emily Truman.
Homemade Flour Tortillas
By April 1, 2012Published:
- Yield: 12 Tortillas (12 Servings)
What a treat! Try our home made flour tortilla recipe to delight your family with fresh tortillas hot off the griddle. If you haven't had homemade tortillas before you might not buy them from the grocery store anytime soon! Pretty much anything homemade tastes better than store bought and these are no exception. Our flour tortilla recipe is easy to make and relatively low in fat. Try these little gems the next time you make Mexican food. They are the perfect compliment to refried beans, Chile Verde, fajitas or even with just some creamery butter.
- Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. In another bowl combine the warm water and oil. Add the water/oil mixture to the flour mixture, a little at a time, and mix the dough with the dough hook. Continue until all the water is mixed into the dough. The dough will be sticky. Run the mixer with the dough hook for a few minutes to knead the dough until it is smooth.
- Place the dough back into the bowl and cover it with a damp towel or damp paper towel. Let the dough rest for 20 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 12 golf-ball-size balls by pinching off the dough with your thumb and fore finger. Form each ball into a nice ball shape. Place the balls on a flat dish making sure they don''t touch each other and cover with the damp cloth. Let the dough rest again for 10 minutes.
- Preheat a skillet or cast iron pan on medium high heat. Lightly dust a wooden cutting board with flour. Take one of the balls of dough and flatten it out on the cutting board to a 4 inch circle. Rub flour on your rolling pin and begin to roll out the dough starting from the center out. Roll the tortilla until it is 6 or 7 inches in diameter and about 1/8 inch thick. These tortillas will look more "rustic" than store bought, but they will taste delicious. Once you have rolled out the tortilla, place it on a preheated skillet. You don''t need to add any oil or butter. Cook the tortilla for about 30 seconds. You will notice brown spots all over your tortilla. Flip it over and cook an additional 30 seconds. Don''t over cook it as you want the tortilla to be nice and soft. Keep your tortillas warm by covering them in a towel on a plate or in a tortilla warmer.
- Tortillas are best eaten hot right off the griddle, but you can refrigerate and freeze them too. If you freeze the tortillas, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and put them in a ziplock bag.
- Course: Side Dish