Tender tasty Homemade Flour tortillas made from scratch. Homemade flour tortilla are made from butter, flour and a bit of baking powder. These tortillas make a delicious treat on their own, or use them in a myriad of recipes. Keep these earmarked for frequent use in your kitchen.
Watch me make them for you in our video tutorial! I’ll be using this batch in our Chili Chicken Casserole. It’s SO good!
I don’t know where this recipe came from. Could be my sister in law Linda’s, I’m just not sure. Over the years I often pull it out when I want a really special treat, or I’m out of store bought tortillas(yes I’m lazy that way), and really want a recipe that requires them.
These tortillas take casseroles like King Ranch Chicken and Enchiladas to an entirely new level of delicious. I made these tortillas this weekend for a game day batch of Beef Taquitos with my homemade refried beans and Back of the envelope salsa on the side.
Making the Dough:
Homemade Flour Tortillas aren’t hard to make. Just messy! Think… making a butter pie crust with warm ingredients. The baking powder makes it easy, but you still have to clean up the flour on your counter. So this recipe requires a bit of cleaning up. Not a big deal, but an extra step.
You will need to add about a half hour to your recipe time to make these; start to clean-up. Preheat your griddle to medium and make your dough. I use two knives, or a fork to cut in the flour, a pastry cutter would work as well. Make a soft dough ball that is NOT dry, …and not too wet. It should easily come off your hands and adhere to itself very well. If the dough is super sticky add a bit of flour and try oiling your hands to keep them clean.
The dough will have a bit of resilience. If you need to adjust the water add it as you mix until you like the consistency. If the dough gets too wet (sticky and unworkable), just roll the dough in flour and work it lightly with your hands until it absorbs the extra water and you feel it easily pulling off your hands.
Make the shape as circular as you can, or not, if you need tortillas strips. Homemade means you control the shape. Same with any extra seasoning you may want to use to compliment your intended use for these tortillas. Play with this! It’s fun to see what you can do for a recipe when you make things from scratch
Here’s How To Make Homemade Flour Tortillas:
- Pinch off a golf ball size piece of dough(or slightly larger) and place it on a lightly floured board or counter.
- Roll it into a thin 8 to 10 inch circle and place it on your griddle.
- Start your next dough ‘golf ball’ while keeping an eye on the griddle.
- When your tortilla on the griddle gets small bubbles immediately go flip it over and wait for a few seconds and then remove it to a plate and start your next rolled tortilla on the griddle.
The only trick is the timing…
Don’t let the tortillas stay on the griddle too long! They will get hard and brittle. Not the desired result for soft, roll-able tortillas. You might need to make those hard, crunchy, dry things into cinnamon-sugar chips!
Best to keep an eye on your griddle. The way I do it, rolling out the next one while cooking one on the griddle requires you to be fast and attentive for best results. If you’re not in a hurry just slow the pace and cook one and then roll the next one. Much more relaxing!
However you use these tortillas they will improve your recipe! Enjoy!
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1 tsp. Baking powder
- 1/4 Cup butter
- 3/4 Cup water- add more as necessary
- Whisk together flour and baking powder
- Cut butter into the flour mixture until it is thoroughly incorporated
- Add water and mix until the dough forms a soft ball
- On a clean counter or bread board sprinkle flour
- Pinch off small amounts of dough (golf ball size) and roll into balls, one at a time.
- Roll each ball into a thin circle with a rolling pin about 8 to 10 inch circumference.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 110