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Homemade Flour Tortillas

Flour tortilla
Servings 8
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cups Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  1. In a bowl, mix the flour and salt together
  2. Then add in the water and oil
  3. Mix it until a ball forms, then kneed for a minute or two
  4. Wrap the ball of dough in plastic wrap and set on the counter for 30 minutes to an hour.
  5. On a large cutting board or clean counter, dust the surface with flour.
  6. Put a frying pan on the stove over medium high heat (do not oil the pan)
  7. Cut your dough ball into 8 equal pieces and roll each into a small ball in your palms.
  8. Working one by one, take a dough ball, squish it flat between your palms.
  9. Then may it one your floured surface and dust the top with flour, using a rolling pin, (or a straight metal/glass water bottle, or wine bottle, etc.) roll the dough into a thin round disk about 8 inches across.
  10. Your pan should be hot now, dust any excess flour from your tortilla and lay it in the pan.
  11. After about a minute, it should start to bubble and be golden brown, using tongs, flip the tortilla and cook the other side for about a minute.
  12. Remove from the pan and wrap in a damp clean dishcloth.
  13. Repeat with the remaining 7 dough balls, you can roll the next one out while the current one is cooking.

*If they start cooking too fast, don’t be afraid to take your pan off the heat for a minute and turn your burner temp down.