Flour Tortilla

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The maize tortilla is somewhat thicker and heartier in texture, while the wheat version is less easily broken, due to its elevated gluten content.

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  • 240 g German #550 flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tsp Salad oil
  • 180 ml Water at 45C/110F
  1. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Add in salad oil till the mixture resembles cornmeal. Pour in water and mix till dough can be gathered into a ball. Place it on a lightly floured board and knead for 2 minutes until the dough has become smooth and soft. Cover it with a plastic wrap and let rest for 15 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough into 9 even portions. Cover and set aside for a further 20 minutes. Dust the work surface with flour. Pat each of dough into a circle and roll out the tortilla, working from the center out, until you have an 8-inch tortilla.
  3. Heat up a skillet until very hot. Place in the tortilla and cook until it begins to blister. Allow it cook for 20 seconds, flip and let the other side cook for another 20 seconds. Once they are done it should have lots of nice brown speckles. Remove the tortilla and wrap it in a napkin. Repeat until all tortillas are cooked.

Flour Tortilla 小麦薄饼


Trendsetters 8/4/10 20:58

looks lovely n appetising

Cool Lassi(e) 8/4/10 21:21

The tortilla looks fabulous!The only thing that is different about this from Indian Roti is the baking powder. I don't use it when I make Rotis on a daily basis. Perfect rounds of joy, i should say.Love the colorful topping!

Jagruti 8/4/10 21:27

Tortilla looks perfect...

Snooky doodle 8/4/10 21:32

yummy i love tortillas now I can make them myself too,Perfect :)

simply.food 8/4/10 22:17

Home made tortillas are perfect.Beautifully made.

ICook4Fun 8/4/10 22:20

I never thought of making this myself since we can get it so easily here. You did it so well that it look exactly like the store bought ones.

Heavenly Housewife 8/4/10 23:03

Perfection daaaaaaaahling. I've never made these. I would find it a bit intimidating. I've only bought the ones in the packet. You did an amazing job.
*kisses* HH

Kristen 8/4/10 23:11

Oooh I want to try these! Thanks for the recipe!

MaryMoh 8/4/10 23:18

That looks a lot of fun to make especially when the tortilla puffs up. Looks better than store bought ones. I'm sure they taste way better too...so fresh.

lisaiscooking 9/4/10 00:12

Beautiful tortillas! I want to try making them too!

Biren 9/4/10 00:32

Very cool....you make your own tortillas. Look so well made....so fresh and delicious!

Tuty @Scentofspice 9/4/10 00:37

We must be in synch, somehow ;-) I just finished making some naan. My family loves all sorts of flat bread. Your tortilla looks very good and definitely healthier than the store bought (no preservatives).

My Little Space 9/4/10 01:24

Oh Angie, thank you so much for posting this! I've been looking for this recipe for awhile and was not sure about it. Thanks again!

kitchen flavours 9/4/10 02:20

The tortillas looks great. I do not know whether we can get this German #550flour over here. Can we use all purpose flour instead? Would love to try out this recipe!

Peanutts 9/4/10 02:29

Is there a difference in is this flour u are using , I have always seen different levels of flour , especially in making breads and pasta.

Fimère 9/4/10 02:35

une magnifique réalisation tu m'épate en plus ça ne peut être q'exellent
bonne soirée

Catherine 9/4/10 02:38

What a great recipe Angie!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Arlette 9/4/10 02:54

How nice ... I really like it , cooking bread in a pan, no oven no baking.how simple is it... I really like that... I have to try it.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 9/4/10 04:10

Wonderful tutorial on everything you need to know about tortillas - now I know where to come if I want to make my own!

Cooking Rookie 9/4/10 04:31

This is absolutely great! I love flour tortillas and was looking for a recipe some time ago, but all the recipes were asking for a tortilla press, and I don't need another gadget that I'd use once a year. Now I see that one can make beautiful tortillas without the press. Thanks so much! Saving this recipes (for after my detox).

Anncoo 9/4/10 04:50

WOW! You made tortillas! Looks so good and now I can make this myself. Thanks!

tasteofbeirut 9/4/10 04:52

I love fresh tortillas and you did an outstanding job with them!

sophia 9/4/10 05:10

That's really impressive, Angie! I also love the pizza you made with it!

Sook 9/4/10 05:57

Those homemade tortillas look fabulous! I want to try it.

Diana's Cocina 9/4/10 07:12

I love tortilla's. I grew up with one in my hand at all times. LOL! Great ob!

theUngourmet 9/4/10 07:40

I love making tortillas from scratch. They are a million times better than the icky store bought kinds. Yours look just perfect!

Cherine 9/4/10 08:34

Your tortillas look fabulous!

tigerfish 9/4/10 08:47

I am not a big fan of Mexican food but to use tortilla in other cuisines...that is amazingly appetizing for me.

♥peachkins♥ 9/4/10 09:43

I've always wanted to make my own tortilla.. This looks great,Angie!

TasteHongKong 9/4/10 10:08

Seeing the tortilla rising in the pan is simply enjoyable. Angie, I love those puffs. large or small.

Angie's Recipes 9/4/10 12:26

Thank you, guys, for the replies and time!
Peanutts: Both AP flour and bread flour will work.

Tina 9/4/10 15:01

Looks soft and delicious..Luv this tortilla...

Anonymous 9/4/10 16:43

Your homemade tortillas look spectacular!

Michelle 9/4/10 17:10

Making tortillas in now on my ToDo list!

Mary 9/4/10 17:30

You are very adventure some. Making these is a labour of love. I must say yours look delicious. Kudos. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

alwayswinner786 9/4/10 18:19

Your homemade tortillas look so perfect that I must give it a try!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 9/4/10 19:44

I am addicted to homemade tortillas! Yours look perfect!



Fearless Kitchen 9/4/10 20:42

I've never tried making my own tortillas because it looked to complicated and fiddly. You make it look worthwhile :)

sweetlife 10/4/10 01:00

these are a staple in our house..how wonderful you made them they look great!!


Gulmohar 10/4/10 01:34

That looks so perfect .Love tortillas...

Cinnamon-Girl 10/4/10 01:39

These look awesome Angie! I am so lazy for never making my own!

Dinners and Dreams 10/4/10 02:07

How beautiful and versatile these are-I love them. Great job!

Velva 10/4/10 02:38

Angie, I am totally impressed. You made your own tortillas. Wow! Just recently I traveled through Texas which has a large Mexican population along its borders. I stopped a local mexican diner and ordered the most authentic tacos made with fresh tortillas-it was wonderful.

Ivy 10/4/10 06:52

I didn't know you could make tortillas with flour. These are what we call "pita bread" but the only difference is that we bake them in the oven. Next time shall try your method.

nora@ffr 10/4/10 07:48

perfect flour tortillas!! home made ones are the best!!!
have a lovely day angie!!

Duchess of Tea 10/4/10 09:42

Angie darling, couple of months ago, I bought a package of spinach tortillas and did not really know what to do with them, just bought them because they looked lovely. On Saturday, I made my son breakfast and since he had to run and was late, I wrapped the eggs and sausage with tomato in the tortilla and off he went. Later he called to tell me it was the best breakfast he ever had. So now I buy them regularly, I might venture out and make my own now. Have a lovely weekend my friend.

Love & Hugs

Pete 10/4/10 11:20

Good, I have been looking for a tortilla recipe. Looks tasty!

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi 10/4/10 13:48

I love Mexican food! I love having tortillas wrapped around a filling of sour cream, salsa, onions, tomatoes and etc.! Sounds so Tex-Mex, right! Oh, that cookbook! My American mom has that, too! That was when I made my first tortillas with her with recipe from that book! Yours look so professionally made!

Elin 10/4/10 16:30

Angie...you are an angel..haha I have been looking for a good tortilla recipe. Thanks Angie for posting this up :))

Kitchen Butterfly 10/4/10 16:46

Superb looking tortillas................Love them, especially cooked in a skillet!

Trissa 10/4/10 17:13

Wow Angie, you've taken your talent to a new level! well done on the tortillas. I absolutely adore them.

Jo 10/4/10 18:05

You must have read my mind .. I had wanted to make some tortillas last weekend. The pizza tortilla looks delicious.

Sweta 10/4/10 18:38

Very similar to the Indian roti/chapathi-just that we don't add any baking powder. Should try making a 'roti pizza' next time :)

Claudia 10/4/10 19:08

Angie - these looks absolutely perfect. I have never made tortillas and you are pushing me to new heights. I don't think mine would come out as luscious as yours!

Chow and Chatter 10/4/10 19:23

they look wonderful a Mexican would be proud :0

My Asian Kitchen 11/4/10 04:30

what a perfect tortilla you make there!! I'm so lazy to make this pancakes and it's really cheap here.In fact today I got 2 pack from market!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 11/4/10 08:10

Angie, this looks good. I gonna to try this out, by the way, German #550 flour is new to me, this is what type of flour?Thanks dear.

Angie's Recipes 11/4/10 09:06

Sonia: you can use AP flour or bread flour instead.

Viviane, Taste-Buds 11/4/10 09:58

Interesting version of tortilla, the recipe I have has butter, oil is definitely lighter and better! They look great.

25BAR 11/4/10 10:13

I like the way you do your posts. gr8 photos too!

Mother Rimmy 12/4/10 03:02

Our local Mexican restaurant greets you at the door with fresh tortillas. It's the reason we go there. Wonderful! Yours look equally delicious!

Katy ~ 13/4/10 02:01

I have never seen more beautiful tortillas. Oh, the things I could top such perfect loaves with!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 13/4/10 06:49

I admire you for making your own! I even bought a press for flattening them, but then was always too rushed to make my own. They look very tasty!

Ben 13/4/10 18:57

I love flour tortillas, but I love the corn kind even more. I am so happy to see that more and more people are making their own tortillas. Mexican cuisine rocks! Right? :)

Janet @Gourmet Traveller88 16/4/10 23:21

Wow, your torilla are gorgeous. I had fajita just last night but will ready made ones. I have made naan bread b4 but not tortilla, gotta try for next time to make my fajita more perfect.

Doña Masita 26/4/10 23:46

You made great flour tortillas! Congratulations! I'm glad I discovered your blog.

Best wishes,

Doña Masita


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