Using this easy homemade flour tortillas recipe from Volume 1 of our Dining On A Dime Cookbook, it’s simple to make yummy homemade tortillas at home using ingredients you already have in your kitchen!
The homemade flour tortillas are so fresh and delicious! We love tearing them into pieces and eating them with homemade salsa from the garden!Print
Homemade Flour Tortillas Recipe
- Yield: 8 tortillas
3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup warm water
- Blend all the ingredients except water until the mixture is the consistency of oatmeal.
- Add water and blend with fingers.
- Knead on a floured board 5 minutes.
- Cover and let rest 1/2 hour.
- Roll into 8 balls. Let rest 45 minutes.
- Flatten balls until very thin.
- Cook on a hot ungreased skillet until each side is slightly browned. Makes 8 tortillas.
This Homemade Flour Tortillas Recipe is from Volume 1 of our cookbook:
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I had no idea they were so easy to make. Thanks.
That does sound easy, most tortilla recipes are much more complicated. Thanks for making it simpler!
This is very inexpensive, low fat, low cal. If you want Indian Frybread, just fry in very hot oil (of course, high fat and high cal) but very tasty.
Thanks for this recipe, sounds so easy to make. I buy tortillas when I see them on sale and freeze them, but there’s so many times I’m craving one and don’t have any at home. Looks like I might be able to wing this from home. I’m guessing I can trade off that flour, make 1 cup of it whole wheat flour.
Whenever I make homemade tortillas, we eat them SO fast! They are so, so much better than store bought.
can you freeze these tortillas ?
Some people do but I don’t usually because they seem to crumble. Make up a batch and freeze a couple and see if they will work for you. Store bought last a long time just in the cabinet so I usually get them used before they go bad
Can you make these with rice flour to make them gluten free?
Not sure Brenda but you might try googling it
What kind of shortening do you use?
Crisco solid shortening or something like that
Jill could use coconut oil?
You know I have never tried it. It might change the flavor slightly but you could make a half or quarter batch just to see what happens.
Our favorite go to bread when no bread or just have on hand. Goes with just about everything. Thanks Jill.
You are so welcome Patricia.