Homemade Soft Flour Tortillas

I love tacos. Honestly, I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to make my own tortillas. They are super simple and delicious!

Mix together flour, salt and baking powder together in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment. After combined, add in softened butter and water. Mix on medium-low speed until all the ingredients come together and form the dough. Let the mixer knead the dough for 5 minutes until you achieve a soft, smooth dough (not sticky). Add more water or flour if necessary.

Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and divide into 10 balls, then place on a sheet pan, cover and let sit for 1 hour.

Preheat a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat until it is so hot, water sizzles when flicked on the surface. Then it’s tortilla making time!

Roll out each ball on a lightly floured surface using a rolling pin, and your fingers to pat and stretch the dough into a thin tortilla. Mine ended up with a diameter of about 6 inches.

Carefully lift the tortilla shell and place it in the center of the pan. Let cook until the underside starts to show brown spots, 20-30 seconds. Flip and let cook another 20-30 seconds, until it is the same on the other side.

Repeat with remaining balls.

Place finished shells in a cloth and cover to keep warm. Stuff them with whatever your heart desires and devour away!

Homemade Soft Flour Tortillas

  • Servings: 10 shells
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ cup + 8 teaspoon warm water

Directions

  1. Mix together flour, salt and baking powder together in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment.
  2. After combined, add in softened butter and water. Mix on medium-low speed until all the ingredients come together and form the dough. Let the mixer knead the dough for 5 minutes until you achieve a soft, smooth dough (not sticky). Add more water or flour if necessary.
  3. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and divide into 10 balls, then place on a sheet pan, cover and let sit for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat until it is so hot, water sizzles when flicked on the surface. Then it’s tortilla making time!
  5. Roll out each ball on a lightly floured surface using a rolling pin, and your fingers to pat and stretch the dough into a thin tortilla. Mine ended up with a diameter of about 6 inches.
  6. Carefully lift the tortilla shell and place it in the center of the pan. Let cook until the underside starts to show brown spots, 20-30 seconds. Flip and let cook another 20-30 seconds, until it is the same on the other side.
  7. Repeat with remaining balls. Place finished shells in a cloth and cover to keep warm. Stuff them with whatever your heart desires and devour away!

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