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Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 3/4 cups water


  1. Pulse the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a food processor. Pulse in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Pour in the water slowly while you pulse until the dough comes together; place on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces for burritos or 6 for soft tacos. Allow dough to rest covered for about 10 minutes.

  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Flour your surface and your dough and roll a dough piece into a thin, round tortilla. Place into the hot skillet, and cook until bubbly; flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side. Place the cooked tortilla on a plate and cover with a paper towel; continue rolling and cooking the remaining dough.

Recipe Notes

If you are not using the dough right away,  wrap the warm tortillas in plastic wrap to keep them pliable for later.