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Soft Flour Tortillas

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20 Min


8-10 Servings



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Your life will never be the same again after you eat these soft homemade tortillas! This recipe came to my mom from someone who was from Mexico. My mom watched her make them and I have eaten them ever since. Tacos are good on store-bought tortillas, but they are on a whole new level when they are eaten with homemade tortillas. You can use them for tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, fajitas, or just plain. They store well for a few days, and are very simple to make with just 5 ingredients.


2 c. Flour

¼ tsp. Salt

¼ tsp. Baking Powder

3 Tbl. Oil

¾ c. Very hot, or boiling water


1. In a mixing bowl combine the Flour, Salt, and Baking Powder. Stir the dry ingredients together.

2. Add the Oil and very Hot Water. If you have time to boil the water that is the best way.

3. Mix everything together. If you have a Kitchen Aid you can mix it in there, or you can mix it by hand. Mix it until the wet and dry ingredients are combined and it forms a ball of dough.

4. Then knead the dough for 3-4 minutes until it is soft. If the dough is sticky then add a little more flour to make it so it is easy to work with without sticking to everything.

5. Cover the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.

6. Heat an electric skillet to 350°F, or a pan on the stove to medium heat. Click here for the Electric Skillet that I use and love!

7. Grab a piece of dough that is roughly 2 inches in diameter and roll it into a ball. Flour your surface and roll out your dough in a thin circle. You can make your pieces of dough bigger or smaller depending on the size of tortilla you want.

8. After your tortilla is rolled, place it on your hot pan and cook it for about 2 minutes on each side. The tortilla will start to bubble up. There should be small patches of very light brown on each side.

9. When your tortilla is cooked, place it on a plate, or in a tortilla warmer. You can also place it in between a dish towel to keep it warm and fresh.

10. Cook all of your tortillas, then serve them with your favorite taco toppings or other ways.

11. Enjoy!!

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  • Click here for the Tortilla warmer that I use and love! It helps the tortillas stay fresh.

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  • If you have a heavy rolling pin it will be easier to roll these out.

  • If your dough is sticky, then you can add more flour to make it so the dough is easy to work with.

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