From Scratch: Homemade Tortillas

The other night I made my favorite rice and bean dish and realized I didn’t have any tortillas to put them in.  I made some quick homemade chips to solve that problem (post coming soon).  The next night we had to finish eating the ginormous batch of rice and beans, so I decided to whip up some tortillas.  It was actually pretty simple.  They are not nearly as pretty as the website I got the recipe from, but not bad for a first attempt.

Homemade Tortillas (original recipe from Tasty Kitchen)

  • 3 cups flour (I used whole wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ⅓ cups Canola Oil
  • 1 cup Hot Water

Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder with a whisk. Add the canola oil and mix with your fingers until all the oil is incorporated and the mixture looks like fine crumbs. Add 1 cup of hot water and mix until a ball is formed. Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rest for about 30 minutes. .

Divide the dough into 12 balls and roll out one at a time on a floured surface. Brush off excess flour. Cook on a hot, ungreased griddle over medium-high heat. Turn the tortilla when brown blisters form on the first side. Stack the tortillas and serve warm.

There you have it!


One comment on “From Scratch: Homemade Tortillas

  1. Lauren says:

    Oh thank you! I have so much wheat flour and spelt left over from our CSA that I just haven’t known what to do with. We eat tortillas a lot so this is perfect

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