Easy Homemade Tortillas

Andrea Lo
by Andrea Lo
6 tortillas
1 hr 15 min

I've been going to a Mexican restaurant nearby that makes the best handmade tortillas and it inspired me to try making my own! It actually takes very minimal ingredients. All tortillas require are: all purpose flour, salt, baking powder, vegetable oil, and some water. Super easy since you probably have all of these ingredients in your pantry. Luckily, they also don't require too much time. You can start in the afternoon and have them ready for your guests when they come over for dinner! Many store bought tortillas have lots of preservatives to keep them shelf stable. Skip all the unhealthy ingredients and make your own fresh tortillas!

Recipe details
  • 6  tortillas
  • Prep time: 1 Hours Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 15 min
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  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup warm water

Whisk all the dry ingredients together.
Steam in the hot water and immediately add the oil.
Mix until it forms a dough and then knead until smooth.
Cover and let it rest for 1-2 hrs.
Divide dough into 6 pieces, roll into a ball and then roll out into 12” circles.
Heat up a cast iron and cook for 15-30 sec per side.
  • Daisy@TX Daisy@TX on May 04, 2022

    Wow sounds easy and quick! Will have to try!

  • Seb Seb on May 04, 2022

    #2 steam in hot wayer and add the oil? Can you explain please ...all ingredients are already whisked in step 1

    • Tanya Leiner Tanya Leiner on May 05, 2022

      I’m also confused on the steam. Maybe stream in the hot water? (As in add it slowly instead of a dump)? Only the dry ingredients are already mixed in step one. So that part makes sense.