Look What I Made: Flour Tortillas Recipe

Homemade flour tortillas (photos by Travis Awalt)

This recipe will turn you into a snob — a tortilla snob anyway. You have been warned.

Jump like a hot tortilla.

Flour Tortillas
(makes eight)

1 cup of flour
2 tbsp oil
1/4 cup water
pinch salt
pinch baking powder (optional)

1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until you have a shaggy ball. If the dough seems too sticky, add flour, a tsp at a time.
2. Knead dough on a floured surface until smooth & elastic, 3-5 minutes.
3. Divide dough into 8 pieces and roll each piece into a ball between your palms.
4. Cover with a towel and let rest for 30 minutes.
5. Preheat cast iron skillet to med high for 10 minutes.
6. Roll dough balls into flat rounds, 6″ in diameter.

You're next, buddy.

7. Lay a round on the hot skillet. Flip it after bubbles start forming, about 20-30 seconds. Flip again when bubbles begin to form on the other side, 15-20 seconds. Give it a few final seconds to puff up more.* All told, it should take about a minute for each.

Ready to flip.

8. Repeat ’til you’ve got eight tortillas. Wrap them in paper towels and keep them in a tortilla warmer or in the oven as low as it’ll go until ready to serve.

*If they don’t puff up all the way, that’s okay – they’ll taste the same.

Ready-to-eat tortillas.