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Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas

Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade flour tortillas are quick and easy to make–even easier than you'd think. Just five ingredients and that includes the water!

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25 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time


3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup hot water

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Add hot water and butter; stir until shaggy dough begins to form.

  2. STEP 2

    Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 1-2 minutes or until it is fairly smooth. Shape dough into ball; pat to form evenly-thick disk. Cover with clean kitchen towel; let dough rest 10 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Use knife to cut dough into 12 equal wedges; roll each wedge into ball. Use rolling pin to roll dough ball into 6-inch tortilla.

  4. STEP 4

    Heat cast iron or heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add tortilla; cook 1 minute or until tiny bubbles begin to appear on surface and golden spots appear on bottom of tortilla. Flip; cook on second side 30 seconds or until bottom is slightly golden.

  5. STEP 5

    Transfer tortilla to plate; cover with clean dish towel. Set aside. Repeat with remaining dough balls.

  6. STEP 6

    Serve tortillas warm.

Tip #1

To keep tortillas warm and prevent them from drying out, cover with a dish towel or store in tortilla warmer until serving.

Nutrition (1 tortilla)

160 Calories
5 Fat (g)
15 Cholesterol (mg)
280 Sodium (mg)
24 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
3 Protein (g)
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