Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Stir in water and oil. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10-12 times, adding a little flour or water if needed to achieve a smooth dough. Let rest for 10 minutes.
- Divide dough into 8 portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 7-in. circle.
- In a greased cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook tortillas over medium heat until lightly browned, 1 minute on each side. Serve warm.
Homemade Tortilla Recipe Tips
Do I need a tortilla press to make this recipe?No, you don't need a tortilla press to make this tortilla recipe. Although this Mexican cooking tool does create uniform, round, thin tortillas, a rolling pin works just as well.
Why don't my flour tortillas puff up when cooking?Tortillas may not puff up if they are too thick or are cooked on a low temperature. Aim to roll out thin, even rounds into a 7-inch circle and cook over medium heat. Watch us make this flour tortilla recipe to see how!
What recipes can I make with flour tortillas?Flour tortillas can be used in many recipes, like bean and cheese quesadillas, fold-over tortilla bake, or pretty ham pinwheels. And don’t forget classic tacos made with seasoned taco meat!
Nutrition Facts1 tortilla: 159 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
Jul 2, 2020
When I first started looking for recipes to make soft tortillas, I tried so many harder recipes with more ingredients, and longer wait times where you let the dough rest. None of them turned out nearly as well as this one. All pervious attempts before ended up with a tortilla that was so brittle it would crack when you tried to fold it. Perhaps that was my fault, because I was setting the temperature far to low on my stove before attempting to cook them. Some other recipes resulted in a dough that was far too elastic and would blob back up the moment I tried to roll it out. This dough was easy to roll out, didn’t fatten back up, and remained very soft and easy to fold. And it was so simple a recipe to follow as opposed to the others I tried! I doubt I will try anything else after this one. It’s perfect.
Jun 23, 2020
This recipe is great for making quick tortillas. After making them twice I can say they will be my go to recipe for now. I’ve made them with the 30 min resting period and without. For those who say they go crispy, that’s because you need to keep them under a slightly damp towel. These have no preservatives so they are more sensitive to drying out. And you can’t Cooke them too long. I keep my stove in between 3-5 (on an electric stove that goes from 0-9) and cook til brown on each side, only flipping once. Transfer to a dish and cover with a slightly damp warm towel. Absolutely beautiful and fluffy tortillas. I use a rolling pin to get them paper thin and then they shrink to the perfect size in the pan. For the recipe in grams and mls, I used google... 240g flour 2.9g salt 177ml water 60ml olive oil
Jun 17, 2020
Tortillas went crispy and tasted way too salty, also were very small in size.
Jun 6, 2020
Hello - for uk can you please translate into grams and mls. I would love to try these but no idea about cups of stuff
May 29, 2020
I was so scared to make my own. But I really didn’t want to go to the store just for tortillas and I probably will never buy tortillas again. Soo good. Probably use a little less salt but they were amazing. Will definitely share and recommend this recipe!!!
May 26, 2020
We eat a TON of tortillas in my house between meals and snacks, and this recipe has been a handy, reliable way to restock when we inevitably finish off the store bought ones in mere days. These are more puffy and delicious too, so I usually end up making a double batch just to be on the safe side.
May 26, 2020
Easy and my husband and I liked them. However, the kids did not appreciate the difference vs store bought.
May 25, 2020
First time cooking tortillas and i choose which tortilla recipe based on simplicity and healthier choice. When i saw olive oil in this recipe i had to try it. Amazing! Super easy, very quick making it from start to finish and no sweat making another batch.
May 25, 2020
Perfect go-to recipe. It works for appetizers, wraps for main courses and even dessert. Clear instruction and great taste.
May 19, 2020
First, it always amuses me when someone writes a review, and in that review say they substitute ingredients and then complain that the recipe is a fail. I saw one here. I followed the recipe just as written and I have never made tortillas before and they came out perfect! Just as expected. I will try it again soon, and I might try lard instead of oil, just for the added flavor, but, if it fails, I will not come back and leave a negative review!