Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas


There’s nothing in this world that can compare with the smell of fresh bread. Homemade bread and pastries are the best and their fresh scent has no equal. If you want to prepare homemade bread, but would like a lighter version of it, you can make this delicious flour tortilla. You can of course argue, that there are plenty of store-bought tortillas to choose from, but nothing will compare to a homemade one. The best part of it is that you can refrigerate the dough and use it later, so you can have fresh tortillas at home whenever you want. The recipe is very simple, such as flour, butter, baking powder, salt and water. The step by step recipe can be found on the following link ( version 1 and version 2). Make sure you share this amazing recipe with your friends too and you can even organize a tortilla night where you can consume the freshly baked homemade tortillas.

Homemade Tortillas (version 1 – Cosmopolitan cornbread)




Recipe from “Authentic Mexican”
Servings: 12tortillas


3/4pound ( 2 3/4 cups) all-purpose flour, plus a little extra for rolling the tortillas
5 tablespoons lard or vegetable shortening, or a mixture of the two
3/4teaspoon salt
About 3/4cup very warm tap water


1. Make the dough
2. Rest the dough. (Divide the dough into 12 portions and roll each into a ball. Set them on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and let rest at least 30 minutes (to make the dough less springy, easier to roll).
3. Roll and griddle-bake the tortillas


Flour Tortillas (version 2 – Rick Bayless)

7 Responses to “Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas”

  1. Maria says:

    How much baking powder??

  2. Virginia Bernier says:

    Use half self rising flour and you won’t need any baking powder.,ok!
    Your tortollas will be the best ever!!!
    I’m 66 and have made them since I was 14.
    Years old. I discovered this on my own!!!
    You will be so happy of the results!!!

  3. Don Kissler says:

    Can you use bread flour? I have plenty of that but not much regular or self rising flour.

  4. Merrie says:

    Does anyone have tips to make this gluten and corn free?

  5. Molly says:

    Try chickpea flour.

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