Making your own Homemade Flour Tortillas at home is easy and super inexpensive. Perfect for making tacos at home.
Homemade Flour Tortillas
Tacos nights are VERY frequent around our household. Everyone in the family is a happy camper when we have tacos for dinner. I personally love homemade breakfast burritos occasionally.
Normally I will purchase inexpensive flour tortillas when I do shopping at Aldi. We keep them in the bread drawer and use them for after school snacks (just load on some cheese and microwave for a few minutes), lunch meat wraps for lunches and for our frequent taco nights.
Last week, I was fresh out of tortillas, the kids must have consumed a few too many, ha ha. I was craving a breakfast burrito, I am talking major craving. I had yet to shower and was not in the mood for dealing with the grocery store. I figured I would just make some fresh homemade flour tortillas at home.
I knew it was not too difficult because my mother would whip up a batch when we had taco nights when I was a kiddo.
Making homemade tortillas at home is super inexpensive and you most likely have everything right in your pantry. Flour, oil, baking powder and some salt. It will take a bit of time to cook your tortillas but it is super easy.
3 cup Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1 cup Warm Water
Using a stand mixer, whisk dry ingredients until combined.
Add water and oil and mix, scraping down the sides as needed until ball forms.
Mix for two more minutes until dough is smooth.
Turn out onto floured work surface and divide into 16 pieces and roll each into a ball.
Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Preheat skillet over medium heat.
Roll out each ball into a 6″ circle.
Cook each tortilla on first side for about a minute, until brown spots form, then flip and cook other side for about 20 seconds.
Stack cooked tortillas and wrap in a clean towel to cool.
If not being used immediately, store in a zip lock bag.
Homemade tortillas were so easy and so much better than store bought. I am going to make another batch this weekend to place in our bread drawer. Perfect for snacking and for meals. Do you have taco nights at your house?
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