Homemade Tortillas

homemade tortillas recipe with step by step picture instructions

I made homemade tortillas for lunch today.

They were lovely.

They were soft and delicious.

We liked them a lot.

And here’s what I did, step-by-step, to prepare them…

 

homemade tortillas recipe with step by step picture instructions, ingredients

These are the ingredients.

Yes, it couldn’t get any simpler.

 

homemade tortillas recipe with step by step picture instructions, in a larger bowl, combine the flours and salt

1. First, in a larger bowl, combine the flours and salt.

 

homemade tortillas recipe with step by step picture instructions, in a separate bowl, over heat or in the microwave oven, melt the butter, mix the water into the melted butter and pour all this mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients

2. In a separate (heatproof) bowl, over heat or in the microwave oven, melt the butter.

3. Mix the water into the melted butter and pour all this mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients.

 

homemade tortillas recipe with step by step picture instructions, using your hand, combine the ingredients to from dough, then knead the dough until it becomes silky smooth and it looses all its tackiness, 8-10 minutes, the final dough should be somewhere between wet and crumbly. It is perfect when no cracks form and the surface is smooth, if your dough has cracks on the surface, it means it is too dry. To improve it, add a little water, 1 teaspoon at a time, if your dough is too wet, keep adding flour until it looks all right

4. Using your hand, combine the ingredients to form dough. Then knead the dough until it becomes silky smooth and it looses all its tackiness. It should take about 8-10 minutes.

The final dough should be somewhere between wet and crumbly. It is perfect when no cracks form and the surface is smooth.

If your dough has cracks on the surface, it means it is too dry. To improve it, add a little water, 1 teaspoon at a time.

If your dough is too wet, keep adding flour until it looks all right.

 

homemade tortillas recipe with step by step picture instructions, how to make homemade flour tortillas, cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and allow it to rest for about 1 hour

5. Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and allow it to rest for about 1 hour.

 

homemade tortillas recipe with step by step picture instructions, how to make homemade flour tortillas, divide the dough into 8 equal pieces, roll the pieces of dough into little balls between the palms of your hands, if the dough still appears too dry, you can dampen your hands a little under running water and continue forming the little balls, the smoother they are, the better

6. Then divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.

 

7. Roll the pieces of the dough into little balls between the palms of your hands.

If the dough still appears too dry, you can dampen your hands a little under running water and continue forming the little balls.

The smoother they are, the better.

 

homemade tortillas recipe with step by step picture instructions, we need very little floured work surface, it should be lees floured that the picture shows, we need barely any flour, roll out each ball into a round which is about

8. Okay, we need very lightly floured work surface now. It should be less floured that the picture shows. We need barely any flour now.

I recommend being careful with flour at this phase because using a lot of flour results in hard and crunchy tortillas…and we don’t want that.

Roll out each ball  into a round which is about 7 ½ inches (19 cm) in diameter.

 

 

homemade tortillas recipe with step by step picture instructions, preheat a large skillet or a frying pan over medium-high heat, place a tortilla on the pan and let it cook for about 30 seconds, no oil or butter is needed, there's enough fat in the dough

9. Preheat a large skillet or a frying pan over medium-high heat.

Place one tortilla on the pan and let it cook for about 30 seconds.

No oil or butter is needed. There’s enough fat in the dough.

 

homemade tortillas recipe with step by step picture instructions, how to make homemade flour tortillas, after 30 seconds, flip the tortilla over and cook another 20 seconds

You know that the temperature of the skillet is right when bubbles start to form by the end of the 30 second period.

If there are no bubbles, you need to raise the temperature slightly. Let’s call this first tortilla our pioneer testing tortilla, shall we.

10. After 30 seconds, flip the tortilla over and cook another 20 seconds.

 

homemade tortillas recipe with step by step picture instructions, how to make homemade flour tortillas, flip the tortilla over for the second time, and let it cook for another 20 seconds

11. And then flip the tortilla over for the second time, and let it cook for another 20 seconds.

At this phase it will begin to puff, sometimes even into a round ball. And that is good.
12. Remove the tortilla from the pan, place it on a plate and cover with a kitchen towel to keep it warm.
13. Repeat the process with the remaining tortillas.
homemade tortillas recipe with step by step picture instructions, how to make homemade tortillas, fill the tortillas with some lovely chicken and vegetables

Then I went on and filled the tortillas with some lovely chicken and vegetables. And of course, I’ll bring you the recipe for this yummy Chicken Burrito soon.

Till then, have the most wonderful time.

With lots of love,
Petra

17 Responses to Homemade Tortillas

  1. 1
    Michaela says:

    Pekneeee, mnam.

  2. 2
    Ady says:

    Yummyyyy ;))

  3. 3

    I could save so much money making my own tortillas….I can’t wait to give this a try! :)

  4. 4
    SamCyn says:

    I’ll have to try this with whole wheat pastry flour :-)

  5. 5

    Gotta make this. My husband will thank you muchos.

    xo
    Z

  6. 6
    wesal says:

    awesome !! i made it today . honestly, its perfect
    thank you

  7. 7
    anika says:

    made them again tonight. my son ask for it :-)
    thanks!

  8. 8
    mata says:

    Petra, chcela by som sa spýtať, uvádzaš all purpose flour a cake flour. použila si teda našu polohrubú+hladkú alebo hladkú+hladkú špeciál? ďakujem!!

  9. 9
    Nicole says:

    Petra, you are amazing!! Every recipe I try turns out PERFECT!!! The beautiful step-by-step pictures are wonderful and I like the all the tips you make sure to note. I made these Tuesday night and there wasn’t enough! My husband can not stop raving about them.
    I was just curious… I am going to make them bigger for breakfast burritos, I was just wondering, would it be possible to make the dough the night before and leave it in the fridge all night? I don’t think it would mess it up but I’m not sure. Thanks for all your help!

    • 9.1
      zoomyummy says:

      Hi Nicole!

      Thank you for all the nice words. I appreciate it!

      The tortilla dough: sure, it can be made in bulk and kept in refrigerator in a plastic container or wrapped in plastic.

      Enjoy!

      Petra :)

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  11. 11
    Skyler says:

    Oh my your recipe is wonderful. Very effective I tried it with whole wheat flour and it came out wonderful and less fat than lard. Absolutely superb. Thanks can’t wait to try the other recipes.

  12. 12

    Well then, let me just say that I just realized I forgot to buy tortillas at the store earlier today, and I am so glad. Thank you!

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