(38) Flour Tortillas

Make these.  Today.

But make a large batch so you can freeze some.  It’s the smart thing to do.  You don’t want to have to mix dough and roll it out and cook it in a pan every time you want a quesadilla or a burrito or a wrap.  Ya feel me?

The recipe called for shortening, but that’s gross, so I used butter.  One day I’m going to try coconut oil in place of shortening.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

And if you want pretty, perfectly round tortillas, purchase a tortilla press.  If you don’t care, then do as I do and grab a rolling pin.


Flour Tortillas

1 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup butter
2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 cups boiling water


In a large bowl, stir together the flours and salt.  Rub in the butter by hand until the mixture is the texture of oatmeal.  Make a well in the center and pour in the boiling water.


Mix with a fork until all the water is evenly incorporated.


Knead until the dough is smooth.  Make balls the size of golf balls.  Place them on a tray and cover with a cloth.  Let stand for at least 1 hour, up to 8 hours.


Heat a griddle or large frying pan over high heat.  On a lightly floured surface, roll out a tortilla to your preferred thinness.


Fry one at a time.  Place on the pan for 10 seconds.  As soon as you see a bubble on the top, flip the tortilla over.  Let it cook 30 seconds, then flip and cook the other side for 30 seconds.  Roll out the next tortilla while you wait.


Repeat with remaining dough balls.


As Tony Horton would say, Nice Work!  You just made tortillas!


5 thoughts on “(38) Flour Tortillas

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  2. Cool! I’ve been thinking about making tortillas. The ones in the store are so full of junk.

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