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Homemade Flour Tortillas
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Homemade Flour Tortillas

Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Breads and Muffins
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 15 small tortillas
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking / Original by Happy Money Saver


  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened & diced
  • 1 cup HOT water


  • Sift together the all purpose flour, bread flour, baking powder and sea salt into a large bowl.
  • Add the softened butter and using your hands mix the butter into the flour until it resembles course crumbles. 
  • Add the hot water slowly to the mixture and stir together with a rubber spatula until the mixture is combined and forms a ball shape.
  • Knead the dough for about 3 minutes or until the dough can hold its shape and is less sticky. Cover the bowl with a towel and let the dough rest for 1 hour.  
  • After the dough has rested, divide the dough evenly into 15 smaller balls. Cover with towel and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Using a well floured rolling pin, take a ball and roll out to a thin round circle, or whatever shape you can manage. Roll the dough out as thin as you can then carefully place in the HOT skillet.
  • Cook for 30-45 seconds or until bubbly and golden. Flip and cook the other side until golden. Repeat with the remaining dough balls. 
  • Wrap the cooked tortilla in a clean towel until ready to eat. Serve and enjoy.
  • To reheat the tortillas, wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave for 1-15 seconds or wrap in tin foil and warm in the oven.