homemade flour tortillas

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homemade flour  tortillas are so easy and delicious, you will never go back to store bought

homemade flour tortillas

even as teenagers, there are only a handful of meals that i know for sure my kids will eat without a fight. pizza of course. mac and cheese and anything wrapped inside of a homemade tortilla.

i can’t remember when i first started making tortillas. it feels like i have made them every tuesday for forever, but it’s probably more like 5 or 6 years. i don’t always feel like making them come 5:00; some weeks it’s the last thing i feel like doing, but when they are done it is always worth the little bit of effort it takes. that and the look i get from stella if the tortillas aren’t homemade keep me rolling week after week.

homemade flour tortillas

this recipe makes 8 flour tortillas, which is perfect for taco tuesday, but i strongly recommend doubling the recipe or you’ll find yourself making another batch a day or two later. you can never have too many tortillas in the fridge, at least at my house.

homemade flour tortillas

 

homemade flour tortillas

 

homemade flour tortillas

one bite and i know you will never go back to store bought tortillas again

homemade flour tortillas

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted

Directions:

  • in a large bowl (or bowl of a stand mixer) combine the flour and salt
  • stir in the water and melted butter
  • knead either by  hand or with a dough hook attachment, until you have a smooth ball
  • cover and let rest 10 minutes
  • divide dough into 8 pieces, and roll each into a ball
  • on a lightly floured surface roll each ball into a circle
  • preheat a skillet or griddle over medium heat
  • cook tortillas 1-2 minutes per side (they will be light golden and begin to bubble up)
  • tortillas can be kept warm in a 200 degree oven wrapped in a clean cotton towel
 

homemade flour tortillas

if you plan to make a double batch, the cooled tortillas can be kept in a zip topped bag in the fridge for  up to a week. they tend to harden a bit, but a few seconds in the microwave and they are almost as good as they day they are made. homemade flour tortillas, even a few days later, are far better than  any tortillas  you can buy at the store.

just ask stella, who flat out refuses to eat if i serve her a store bought tortilla.

so, tired or not, come 5:00 on any given tuesday you can find me rolling tortillas at the kitchen counter.

enjoy!

homemade flour tortillas