Flour Tortillas

    45 minutes

    You can easily buy tortillas but the homemade product is far superior since you can control their thinness or puffiness and how done you like them.

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    Serves: 60 

    • 7 cups (875g) plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) boiling water

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Rub in butter to resemble texture of polenta or fine breadcrumbs.
    2. Add water slowly, mixing with your hands to make a soft dough. You may not need all the water.
    3. Knead a few minutes on floured surface until smooth and elastic. Brush top with some oil, put back in bowl and let rest, covered for 10 minutes.
    4. Divide into small balls the size of golf balls and proceed to roll out into size and thickness you prefer.
    5. Cook in dry heavy frying pan until top is slightly bubbly then turning on opposite side for a minute or two. Keep stacked and warm inside a clean tea towel.

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    Took shortcuts. Hey if you are suffering hand cramps from kneading and rolling, read on. I moisten the recipe slightly and let my bread machine do the work on the dough setting. Knead a little more flour back into it on the bench then roll cylinders of the dough through your pasta machine for easy, uniform, low effort and square tortillas.  -  12 Jan 2009


    Altered ingredient amounts. These were very easy to make and so delicious, but soooooo very difficult to roll out. At first it was easy when the dough was still warm... but it got tougher and tougher. I halved the recipe and got more than enough and had a good workout in the kitchen with the roller.  -  14 Jul 2008


    I had to add extra water to the mixture, kneading wasn't too bad but I had no problem rolling out individual tortillas that were nice and round about the size of a dinner plate. Next time I would halve the recipe.  -  27 Aug 2010