- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Stir in water and oil. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10-12 times, adding a little flour or water if needed to achieve a smooth dough. Let rest for 10 minutes.
- Divide dough into eight portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 7-in. circle.
- In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook tortillas over medium heat for 1 minute on each side or until lightly browned. Keep warm. Yield: 8 tortillas.
Reviews for Homemade Tortillas
"I tried this recipe but alas, fail. You need lard. The olive oil gives a terrible texture and taste. We've been making tortillas for years. Sometimes too they are like crackers. They also taste terrible unless you eat them fresh. not good."
"Great Recipe, I just have one little trick. I use warm water when I mix the Ingredients together. In my opinion it makes them perfect. And for those who say the Recipe isnt good. It just takes prectice, Tortillas are a little difficult at first. You have to make it a few times before they start turning out amazing."
"Really good crackers!"
"So easy and delicious!"
"This works perfect with coconut oil in place of olive oil, and has a higher smoking point. BTW, use a cast iron pan, med low heat and don't oil the pan. Works perfect and your tortillas are better for you too."
"Eee! They turned out great! I took the advice of another reviewer and added 1/2 tsp of baking soda and 1/8th tsp of vinegar. They rolled out great, cooked great, and tasted very authentic to me (for those of you who grew up around Tex-Mex or the like, stay away or else you will be disappointed). For those of us trying to get away from the overly processed stuff at the store, this recipe is a great find!"
"I'm from San Antonio I know what tortillas are, real tortillas, i figured I'd try this recipe but with all due respect it was a disaster.... first flower was not fixed right, use tortilla flower mix or find a better way to make the mix itself"
"This was my first attempt in making tortillas and the family loved it. I did two things differently. The first was to substitute one cup of flour with whole wheat flour and second, I cooked them directly on top of my gas burner to get a little char and flavour similar to a good restaurant. Outcome was a happy family!"
"I am 13 and just made these fantastic tortillas! They were very soft and chewy. These are 100 times better than normal tortillas. Thanks for this simple yummy snack."
"I grew up in Texas, so I've had tortillas that range all the way from ambrosia to frisbee material. These, I'd say, get a good solid B from me, mostly because it's true that grandmothers and lard and ancient iron skillets make for the best tortillas. (Yep, even better than Santa Fe's restaurants!)That said, this recipe worked remarkably well right out of the gate, even with my college-student-level nonstick skillet. Next time I'm going to add a bit more salt, and I think I'm going to try corn oil to see if that makes them a little less doughy. The good thing is the recipe's flexible, so tweaking shouldn't be hard. I'm curious how other flours will work too.I'd suggest letting the dough sit about 15 minutes, then separating it *by hand* (do not cut), reshaping the sections into soft mounds, and letting them sit another five minutes or so, before starting to roll them out. (The first tortilla refused to stop shrinking up while rolling it out, but the third one was fine.) What the recipe doesn't say is you need to wait for the tortilla to start forming air pockets inside (they'll look like growing bubbles, almost like soapapillas, if you know those) before you flip it. Otherwise your 'tillas will be undercooked, and they won't have their signature "freckles." Also, if you're using a nonstick, you might want to skip any oil or oil spray - you may just end up with a burned tortilla that refuses to come out of the pan.An easy way to keep them warm but not stuck together is to layer them between pieces of foil or parchment paper, inside a shallow, flat-bottomed bowl (like a pasta dish), with a pot lid on top. Just transfer each tortilla to the covered dish as you finish cooking it."