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How To Make Flour Tortillas From Scratch
Flour Tortillas by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
36 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 people
  • 2 cups white flour (plus a little extra for rolling out)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, soft butter, or lard
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  1. Combine the ingredients in a large bowl, slightly mix by kneading the dough. It will be a soft sticky dough. Knead for 4-5 minutes. Form a ball and place on a floured countertop. Cover with plastic wrap for 15-30 minutes. Divide the dough into eight sections. Form the sections into eight balls. Sprinkle with flour as needed. Roll out each ball into a 7-8 inch circle. Heat a skillet and cook each tortilla 40-50 seconds on each side. They will puff up as they cook. Store in a tortilla warmer.