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Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas

Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas

  • Author: My Homemade Roots
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 16 small tortillas, 12 medium tortillas, or 8 large tortillas 1x


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅓ cup oil (or solid fat like butter, lard, or shortening)
  • 1 cup hot water


  1. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder to a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. If using oil, mix oil and hot water together then stir mixture into flour. Mix with a wooden spoon, and bring dough together into a shaggy ball. If the dough seems too dry, add a tablespoon or two of hot water.
  3. If using a solid fat like lard, use your pastry cutter or your fingers to mix the fat into flour until you have a mixture that is the texture of coarse crumbs. Stir in the hot water and bring dough together into a shaggy ball.
  4. Turn dough onto lightly-flour surface and knead for about 20 turns, or until the dough is smoother and less sticky. If dough seems too sticky, add in a little extra flour as you knead. Don’t over-knead or you will have tough tortillas.
  5. Divide dough into evenly-sized balls. Divide into 16 balls for small, taco-sized tortillas. Divide into 12 balls for medium tortillas, or 8 balls for larger tortillas. Cover dough balls with a lint-free towel and allow to rest for 30 minutes.
  6. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat until hot.
  7. While the skillet is heating, roll out 2 or 3 of your dough balls into thin tortillas. Dust with a little flour if needed, and flip and rotate the dough as necessary to achieve a round-ish shape.
  8. Place tortilla in the ungreased hot skillet, and cook for 30 seconds per side. Place cooked tortillas onto a plate and cover with a towel to keep warm as you cook remaining tortillas.
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Inactive Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
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