We decided to have fajitas this week…so naturally, needing a challenge, I wanted to try to make homemade flour tortillas.
It has been a fun and challenging week in the kitchen…first sushi and now flour tortillas.
I liked how they turned out-they tasted great. With some more practice I am hoping to nail down the perfect shape.
- 3 cups flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup hot water
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix oil and hot water.
- Pour water and oil mixture into flour mixture. Stir together with a fork until well mixed. Using your hands and a floured surface, knead the dough until smooth (about 10-15 strokes)
- Divide dough into portions. 10-12 for 8 inch tortillas or 16 for 6 inch tortillas.
- Cover with a damp paper towel or plastic wrap and set aside for AT LEAST 30 minutes. the dough needs time to relax.
- After the dough has rested, form each ball into a disc with your hands. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to press out each tortilla. They should be about 1/8 inch thick.
- Preheat a griddle, frying pan, or electric skillet to somewhere between 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit. If your skillet is too hot, it will brown too quickly and be doughy in the middle. If your skillet is too cold, it will take too long to cook and will dry out.
- Cook each tortilla one minute on each side.
- Transfer the cooked tortillas to a plate and keep warm placing a kitchen towel or plate on top of the tortillas.
- They taste best served warm!