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Homemade Tortillas

Course Bread
Cuisine Southwestern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 8
Author Joyful Homemaking


  • 2 1/2 cups flour I like unbleached
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or olive oil


  • Stir together the flour and salt till mixed well, and then add water and oil.
  • Stir with a spoon till a dough starts to form, and then put dough on a floured surface, and knead lightly till you have a nice soft non sticky dough (If you need to, add a dab more flour, but I usually don’t need to). Let it sit for a few minutes while you get your pan ready. Heat up a non stick frying pan on medium to low heat, and I like to give it a quick spray of cooking oil.
  • Cut your dough into eight equal pieces (it helps for measuring to first roll it into a fat circle and then cut).
  • Roll out each piece into a 6-8 inch circle about 1/4 inch thick. I like to do them one at a time, and cook one, while I’m rolling out the next one.
  • When your pan is nice and warm, lay in one tortilla at a time, and cook for maybe half a minute, or till you see it starting to puff in places. Then flip, and cook for the same amount of time on the other side.
  • The exact time all depends on how hot your pan is, and what source of heat you’re using, but it doesn’t take long.
  • I like to stack mine in between paper towels while I’m cooking the rest. I also like to give my pan a quick spray in between every couple of tortillas I cook.