Homemade Soft Flour Tortillas

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Buttery soft, easy 5-ingredient flour tortillas from scratch! Just 30 minutes to melt-in-your-mouth authentic tortillas made by hand. Use these Homemade Soft Flour Tortillas in any recipe you like – tacos, enchiladas, breakfast burritos, quesadillas, tostadas, and many more. These freeze well, too!


Oh, how I’ve been pining for a fresh, hot homemade tortilla!

Living in Texas taught me to appreciate early summers, cold margaritas, and tacos made with tortillas so fresh, it rivaled anything store-bought! Now that I call New England home, I’m hard pressed to find the same quality. So, I have been craving a day to create my own homemade tortillas from scratch.

Lucky for me, the day finally came! My daughter was right on board to help, and so we got to work. Only 30 minutes later, our puffy, soft and perfectly golden tortillas were hot off the griddle and being eaten slathered in butter – they are just that good as-is!

Let me show you the surprisingly simple process.

Ready to make your own Homemade Soft Flour Tortillas?

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder.

In a microwave-proof bowl or liquid measuring cup, melt butter and water together. Once butter is completely melted, whisk and add to dry mixture.

Mix with your fingers until dough comes together. Knead on a lightly floured surface until you have a smooth dough ball. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rest for 10-15 minutes.
With your hands, pinch off equal sized pieces. Roll into individual dough balls.

Place back into the bowl. Cover for 10-15 minutes.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece of dough to a 10-12″ round. Add extra flour to rolling pin and surface, as needed. (Tip: For perfect rounds, a sharp knife or pizza cutter are extra helpful!)

Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Place one tortilla at a time. Once bubbles form and rise, flip and cook for 30 more seconds.

As tortillas come off the pan, cover them in a kitchen towel.

Use immediately in any of your favorite recipes that need tortillas. Or, cover in a towel or parchment paper and place in a resealable plastic bag to use later.

Keep reading for full ingredient list + recipe, below

Kids love to get involved in creating these tortillas, too! Have them roll the dough, slice it into perfect-ish rounds (a pizza cutter works great for this), and cover the tortillas with a kitchen towel, hot off the skillet.

This is my nearly-7-year-old love and joy, Lillian Rose. She is always helping in the kitchen and bossing me around.

What would I do without her expertise? Hehe.

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To be sure I was bringing the BEST EVER tortillas to the table, I tried a couple recipes and found these to be the most fluffy, foolproof and absolutely fun to make!

You will flip for the buttery soft goodness of these 5-ingredient tortillas. I will be cooking batches of fresh, hot tortillas year round, now that I know how easy they are. Use yours in any recipe that calls for tortillas, or freeze for later!

5 from 1 vote

Homemade Soft Flour Tortillas

Servings 10 to 12 tortillas
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • extra flour, for dusting work surface

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder.
  • In a microwave-proof bowl or liquid measuring cup, melt butter and water together. Once butter is completely melted, whisk and add to dry mixture.
  • Mix with your fingers until dough comes together. Knead on a lightly floured surface until you have a smooth dough ball. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rest for 10-15 minutes.
  • With your hands, pinch off equal sized pieces. Roll into individual dough balls.
  • Place back into the bowl. Cover for 10-15 minutes.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece of dough to a 10-12" round. Add extra flour to rolling pin and surface, as needed. (Tip: For perfect rounds, a sharp knife or pizza cutter are extra helpful!)
  • Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Place one tortilla at a time. Once bubbles form and rise, flip and cook for 30 more seconds.
  • As tortillas come off the pan, cover them in a kitchen towel.
  • Use immediately in any of your favorite recipes that need tortillas. Or, cover in a towel or parchment paper and place in a resealable plastic bag to use later.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Adapted from Salty Cocina
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack

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  1. Sunsari Nepali says:

    5 stars
    Wow, looks wonderful recipes, thank you ❤❤

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