At first, flour tortillas might seem like a lot of work, especially when you think about rolling each tortilla out, but honestly, they take no time at all. For this recipe, which makes 9 very large tortillas, it takes about 10 - 15 minutes total to mix the dough and roll each one out. Cooking time is seconds for each one. Most people with bigger families might consider doubling the recipe, but even that will only take about 15 - 20 minutes. Sure, it isn't as easy as opening a pre-made package, but the difference in flavor is night and day. I promise. And it's light-years healthier, too.
My favorite meal to serve these with: Picadillo
Homemade Flour Tortillas
Serving Size = 9, 10-12-inch tortillas
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 3/4 cup water
- Mix together the dry ingredients. Place water in a bowl and add the dry mixture. Mix until it comes together. Knead it for a minute or two, or until it becomes smoother.
- Divide into 3 pieces, then each piece into 3 more. Roll each tortillas out, keeping flour handy so nothing sticks. They will be about 10-inches, maybe 12. But you can make them any size you want, or even leave them thick instead of thin.
- Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Toss one tortillas on and let it cook for a few seconds, turn and cook a few more seconds, remove to a plate. They should have some golden brown spots on them, when done.