Homemade Flour Tortillas

You know what you get when you mix flour, salt, olive oil, and water?  Well, lots of things, but last night we were in the mood for some steak fajitas. Plus, we both have been having one of those weeks where we just needed a night in with no work, no studying, and no gym time where we could just cook and drink wine together. It was a perfect excuse to finally make some flour tortillas!


I’ve been wanting to make tortillas for awhile, but I for some reason thought they were super time consuming.  Not at all.  They’re so easy!


It was just a mix of all the ingredients, then about a dozen kneads on a floured surface (it’s pretty sticky), and then I let the dough rest for 10 minutes.


Then I separated it into 8 pieces,


and rolled them out into nice round tortilla shapes.


Then they cooked in a non-stick pan misted with some olive oil.  Medium for about a minute on each side and then there were done.  So stinkin easy.


And then look at that.  Flour tortillas ready for fajitas!  All in about 30 minutes.  Win.

Flour Tortillas

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 3 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Mix flour and sat then mix in oil and water.  When dough has come together, transfer to a floured surface and knead 10-12 times. Let sit for 10 minutes. If it feels too dry, add a touch more water or add flour if it’s too sticky to work with.

After 10 minutes dough should be soft and smooth.  Separate into 8 pieces and roll each piece into a ball, then roll flat. Flour as necessary to prevent sticking.

Heat a large non stick pan to medium, mist with oil, then cook each tortilla for about a minute on each side.

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