How to Make Homemade Tortillas

How to Make Homemade Tortillas


Servings 10
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 5
Difficulty Easy

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  • 2.5 cups Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup Water warm
  • 9 tsp Oil

Nutrition Information

Qty per
23g serve
Qty per
Energy 137cal 584cal
Protein 0.75g 3.21g
Fat (total) 12.9g 54.9g
 - saturated 1.07g 4.56g
Carbohydrate 5.7g 24.5g
 - sugars 0g 0g
Dietary Fibre 0.01g 0.05g
Sodium 237mg 1010mg

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Homemade Tortillas, as the name suggests, are quick to make and you can put essentially what ever you want on them when you’re done!


  1. Combine the dry ingredients then add the oil and then gradually add enough of the warm water to form a soft dough.

  2. Knead on a floured board for about 5 mins then allow the dough to rest  for at least 10 minutes, this makes it much easier to roll out.

  3. Divide the dough into 10-12 pieces and roll each to about 20 cm across.

  4. Cook them quickly in a very hot, lightly oiled frying pan for 30-60 seconds until they bubble and start to brown.

  5. Turn and cook other side.

  6. Wrap them in a damp tea towel to keep them soft until ready to use.

  7. Note: Use 1 teaspoon of salt in this recipe, it really is needed. Normally I would omit salt in recipes but the salt in this recipe is needed to give the tortillas flavour.

  8. These can be frozen, separate with freezer plastic between each tortilla to make them easy to separate.

  9. To warm the tortillas wrap them in foil and heat them in the oven.

  10. Re-heat in a hot, lightly oiled fry pan for a few seconds on each side.

How to Make Homemade Tortillas

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