Homemade Flour Tortillas

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I was bored the other day and I found myself wondering how tortillas were made (don’t ask). About 5 minutes of internet research later, I had my answers – and it’s seriously easy!

So, I had fresh tortillas, NOW what? I did what any self-respecting man would have done: made a quesadilla. HELL yeah.

Here’s THE way to make homemade flour tortillas. It’s really a conglomeration of a few different notes and recipes that I found. It’s fairly messy, but worth it!

NOTE: Makes 12 tortillas: 114 Calories, 2g Fat, 19g Carb, 3g Protein.

Cook Time:
30 min

2 1/4 cup flour (all purpose white or whole wheat)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vegetable oil (or olive oil)
1 cup hot milk (use skim, if you have it, but it will all work)

What You’ll Need:
1 skillet
1 place to roll tortillas out
Rolling pin (or other cylindrical object – I used a can of Pam, seriously)

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  1. Combine all the dry ingredients.
  2. Put the 3/4 cup milk in the microwave for 1 minute.
  3. Add 2 tsp oil to the dry ingredients.
  4. Slowly add the warm milk while you stir. Continue adding to the dough mixture ’till the dough comes away from the bowl and forms 1 ball. You may not use all of it, possibly closer to 3/4 cup.
  5. Spread a thin layer of flour over a surface (I used a cutting board) to roll the tortillas out on.
  6. Take out the dough and put it onto the floured surface. Fold it in half and press into it a few times (also known as “kneading“).
  7. Pull off some dough and roll it into a ball. Make 12 small balls of dough.
  8. Roll out the tortila (about 6″ in diameter).
  9. Heat the skillet. Put the tortilla on for about 30 seconds a side.
  10. While one cooks, roll out the next one, and so on. Remember to flip the tortilla on the skillet after 30 seconds. By the time the one on the skillet is done, you should be done rolling out the next one.
  11. TIP: each time you finish rolling out a tortilla, add some more flour to the board before you start the next tortilla.
  12. Place on a paper towel as they finish, stack them to keep warm. DONE!

So warm, so fluffy, so awesome. Enjoy, dudes!

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