Wheat flour tortilla recipe

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The are cheap to buy, but not expensive and much nicer when homemade.

We also have a good recipe for corn tortillas that uses masa harina for that real authentic taste.

Wheat flour tortilla recipe
Servings:Serves 6
Calories per serving:635
Ready in:45 minutes
Prep. time:30 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:12th April 2013

Best recipe review

Fun to make


Not too difficult either

- User:PSmith


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  1. Rub the flour, salt and shortening together unti it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Little by little add the water and mix to a dough.
  3. Cover with a damp cloth and leave for 20 minutes.
  4. Divide into golf-ball sized balls or slightly larger.
  5. Roll out on a floured worktop.
  6. Cook for about a minute on a hot tava or griddle pan until they puff up.

Chef's notes

Vegetable shortening is a solid vegetable fat such as Crisco or Trex. Lard could be used without any problems but the recipe would no longer be vegetarian.

Chef's note

If you don't have a tortilla press, use 2 chopping boards or just two sheets of wood as a substitute. Place ball of dough between two non-stick surfaces such as small squares of Bake-O-Glide and stand on them!


See the Tortilla Press page for UK suppliers.

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