Homemade tortillas are pretty high on my list of “foods I love and could eat all the time forever.” I love them soft and warm and fresh off the griddle, and I usually eat way more than my share whenever I make them (which is embarrassingly often). I’ve been using this particular tortilla recipe for years now, and it is the best! The tortillas come out light and chewy and perfect, and there’s no need to go buy shortening or lard (yuck). I love that I can just whip up the dough and have fresh hot tortillas in under thirty minutes. We use them for tacos, fajitas, and as a side with tortilla soup or enchilada soup. This recipe is a lifesaver!
Start by adding flour, salt, water, and olive oil to a bowl, and mix well. Set aside and let rest for 10 minutes.
Preheat a frying pan or griddle. Divide the dough into eight equal-sized balls and roll them out. I find it helps to flatten them with my hand first.
Roll into a rough circular shape. (As you can see, I’m terrible at rolling, but it doesn’t matter at all!)
Cook each piece of dough for a few minutes per side, flipping them once they start to bubble.
Remove from heat and keep warm with a towel. Simple, quick, and delicious!
Homemade Flour Tortillas
adapted from Taste of Home
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
3 tablespoons olive oil
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix to form a soft dough. Let rest 10 minutes. Preheat a griddle or frying pan. Divide into eight equal-sized balls and roll out into 8 inch circles. Cook for a few minutes on each side, flipping when the tortillas start to bubble. Remove to a plate and keep warm with a towel. Enjoy!