How to Make Homemade Flour Tortillas


In this video, you’ll see how to make easy homemade flour tortillas. They’re shockingly simple to make and only require a few common ingredients. Chef... See more John will show you how to work the fat into the flour; you’ll see just what the mixture should look like before you add warm water. Roll your tortilla dough out nice and thin—if you have a nifty tortilla press, it’s even easier. Call these fabulous tortillas “flatbread” if you like. Supple, chewy, moist, tender—these homemade tortillas are incredibly delicious. Get the recipe for Chef John’s Flour Tortillas.

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Sep 24, 2013 3:43 PM

I bet his "tortillas" crack in half as soon as you try and fold them when they are cool. I use 1 Tbls shortening or lard per 2 Cups of flour. Works really for me. Roll thin and then cook on med high for 10 sec a side. No need to rest dough or anything and its lower in fat.


May 11, 2013 8:30 AM

Help me! I am not getting the bubbles when we put them on the cast iron griddle (MH heat) so mine are coming out more dense. Flavor is good though. Ideas?


Apr 30, 2013 3:42 PM

That press is not meant for the making of flour tortillas. It's for corn tortillas. Wheat flour has gluten in it, which makes it elastic, you need to let it rest after kneading for at least 20 minutes covered with plastic, and then roll them with a rolling pin as thin and big as you can, since the tortillas will shrink in diametre and double in thickness as they cook.

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