Easy Homemade Tortilla Recipe

If you’ve ever had homemade tortillas, you know that the ones you buy in the store  can’t hold a candle to them. I don’t always make my own, but I do prefer them and try to take the time when I can. This recipe is so simple, I thought I’d share it with you!
Homemade Flour Tortillas
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, cut into small pieces
1 1/3 cups warm water
Place the flour, salt, and butter in a food processor and blend using the sharp blade on the bottom.
When the mixture becomes fine and is well combined (it should just look crumbly), slowly add the water through the top spout of the processor. Add the water slowly, while the food processor is still running.
Continue to allow it to mix the dough until it pulls away from the sides and forms a ball.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead into a flexible ball by hand. This should be very easy, as this isn’t sticky dough.
To form tortillas, separate dough into two balls, and then roll each ball of dough into two logs. Cut each log into 8 even pieces.
Heat a griddle pan or heavy bottomed skillet (I used a cast-iron skillet) over medium or medium-high heat. While your pan heats, start rolling a couple of pieces of dough into round tortillas. Roll until they are about 6 inches or so across.
Mine weren’t perfect circles, but they tasted delicious anyway! When you pick up a tortilla to put it into your pan, stretch it by hand a little bit first.
Make sure your pan is nice and hot, and lay a tortilla in the hot skillet. When the surface begins to bubble, it is ready to flip.
Cook until golden brown spots appear on each side of the tortilla.
Once it’s done (there won’t be anymore raw looking spots), remove and place between layers of a cotton towel. Continue until all tortillas are cooked. Keep warm inside the cotton towel, so the tortillas stay warm and soft.
And that’s it! Fill with your favorite taco filling and enjoy!

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  1. Amanda M S -  August 21, 2012 - 3:05 pm

    I’m so glad you posted this! I was looking on Pinterest for a tortilla recipe just last week! We don’t have any Mexican groceries stores nearby and I hate those crappy tortillas at the normal stores. I’m def trying this.

  2. Denise (IG: olivesmommy) -  August 22, 2012 - 11:52 am

    I have fond memories of helping my mom make homade tortillas, she would have two on the griddle, one resting on her arm while rolling another, I was in charge of flipping them. Nothing beats homemade tortillas. My mom always says it’s a good workout for your boobs too.

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