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Homemade Flour Tortillas


60 min

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas Photo 1


60 min


24 persons




4.00 rating-star (1)


Author: Victoria Bailey
This traditional flour tortilla recipe makes soft and delicious homemade tortillas that taste much better than store-bought. Do not substitute vegetable oil or shortening for the lard.


  • all-purpose flour: 4 cups
  • baking powder: 2 tsp
  • salt: 1 tsp
  • lard: 2 Tbsp
  • water: 1.5 cups

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Stages of cooking

  1. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Rub in lard with your fingers until mixture resembles cornmeal. Add water and mix until dough comes together.
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  2. Transfer dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead for a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Divide dough into 24 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
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  3. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Use a well-floured rolling pin to roll a dough ball into a thin, round tortilla. Place into the hot skillet, and cook until bubbly and golden; flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side. Place the cooked tortilla in a tortilla warmer; continue rolling and cooking the remaining dough.
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History of the Homemade Flour Tortillas: Flour tortillas are a traditional Mexican staple food that has been around for centuries. They have gained popularity and are now enjoyed all over the world. The tortillas can either be made from wheat flour or cornmeal. In Mexico, homemade tortillas are a common sight and are considered an essential part of their cuisine.

Tips and Tricks for Homemade Flour Tortillas Recipe: To make the best homemade flour tortillas, you should use lard instead of vegetable oil or shortening since it creates a perfectly crispy texture. Be sure to measure all your ingredients accurately since baking is sensitive and even a slight deviation can ruin the recipe. Knead the dough properly to develop the gluten, which will give you a soft and elastic dough that's easy to shape. Rolling out the dough as thin as possible will result in a better tortilla that's not too thick and doughy.

Tips for presenting the dish: You can serve the homemade flour tortillas in different ways. You can stuff them with fillings such as beans, meat, cheese, or vegetables for a filling meal. They can also be used in dessert recipes like cinnamon-sugar tortilla chips, apple pie tortilla pockets, or fruity tortilla cups. Presentation-wise, you can layer the tortillas and serve them in a tortilla warmer to keep them warm for longer. You can also arrange them in a basket and garnish with fresh herbs or sliced vegetables for a beautiful and appealing presentation.

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