I love flour tortillas!
Probably more than any person should.
Any time the choice of corn or flour tortillas presents itself to me, flour tortillas win by a landslide.
Growing up my mom used to make us homemade flour tortillas, and let me tell you, store bought can’t even hold a candle to homemade. They are SO much better!
She has misplaced the recipe, but told me this particular one from The Cafe Sucre Farine comes pretty close to hers. It is absolutely AMAZING! I highly suggest you give it a try!
With 5 basic ingredients and a simple method, this recipe is virtually fool-proof!
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ⅓ cup oil
- 1 cup warm water
- In bowl of stand mixer, add flour, salt and baking powder and whisk until well combined.
- Add water and oil and mix for 1 minute, scraping down the sides. After ball of dough is formed, mix for one more additional minute until dough is smooth.
- Place dough on a floured surface and divide dough into 16 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and place each ball into one large ziplock bag and seal shut. All the balls in the same large ziplock. Let them rest for 15 minutes.
- While dough is resting, preheat griddle to medium-high heat.
- After dough has rested 15 minutes, remove one at a time and roll each ball into a 6-7 inch round disk. Repeat for each dough ball.
- Cook each tortilla one side a time. Cook the first side for about 45-60 seconds unit bottom has a few pale brown spots. Flip and cook remaining side for 15-30 second on second side.
- Stack tortillas and wrap tortillas in a towel to cool.
- Store in a zip lock bag or other air tight container if not eating right away.