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Recipe Category: Snacks » Savouries » Breadmaking

Hand Rolled Flour Tortillas

Light, freshly made flour tortillas are easy to hand roll and cook yourself.

Makes: 6 large or 12 small
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • 2 cups plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 50g softened butter
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • olive oil, for frying

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Using your fingertips, rub in the butter until incorporated. Make a well in the centre and mix in water to form a soft dough. Knead lightly, turn onto a floured surface and divide into 6 (or 12), rolling into balls. Working one at a time, roll out each ball to 20cm (or 15cm) diameter and trim to a neat round (use plate as a guide). Heat a cast iron pan, oil it generously and cook tortillas one at a time for 1-2 minutes on one side, until the underside develops light golden spots. Turn over and cook for a further 30 seconds. Remove and keep warm, covered in a teatowel lined basket to steam. Use as required to make tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas etc.


Tortillas may be made up to 24 hours in advance, or frozen for up to 3 months.

To reheat, warm in an oiled pan until lightly toasted, and keep warm in a covered teatowel lined basket.

Author: Naomi Crisante
Date Created: 09/10/2021