Saturday, February 6, 2010


Having made Indian flat bread I thought that I would give it a go and make some flour tortillas. The recipe is very similar to that of the flat bread however it does have the addition of fat. Many recipes reviewed called for lard or shortening however I used vegetable oil as it is a healthier option.

Flour Tortillas
3 cups Flour
1 Tsp Salt
3 Tbs Oil
3/4- 1 Cup Hot Water

Mix all the ingredients together to form a soft dough and knead for 5 minutes on a floured surface until the dough begins to feel smooth and silky. (If the dough is too wet add some more flour and vice versa if it is too dry). Pinch dough off into small pieces and roll into a ball between your hands (This should represent the size of a golf ball). Then roll the dough out into thin disks on a floured surface and  dry pan fry on a high heat until brown dots appear on one side, flip the tortilla over and brown the underside. When ready remove from pan and wrap in foil then proceed with the next tortilla. There will be a build up of flour between each tortilla in the pan which you will need to wipe clean with a dry piece of kitchen roll  to stop it acquiring a burnt taste. 


  1. I must confess to always buying tortillas, not realising how easy they are to make. A great recipe. x

  2. Thanks for the comment. My boyfriend even helped me in the kitchen by frying them up whilst I was rolling out the tortilla's. Hope you enjoy them!!