This was my very first time to make homemade flour tortillas. Upon serving, hubby says; “These tortillas are delicious!” That’s all I needed to hear. Cause as a matter of fact, they are! They’re absolutely scrumptious! No kidding! 😉
- 2 ½ cups All-purpose flour, plus more for kneading
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup vegetable oil, plus 2 tablespoons more
- 1 cup hot water
Combine the 2 ½ cups flour, baking powder, salt and oil in a food processor and process for 1 minute. Add water and process for 30 seconds to combine. Transfer the dough into a large bowl. Cover with a tea or kitchen towel and allow dough to rest for at least an hour. Cut the dough into 16 ping pong size balls, place on a tray or baking pan, cover with a tea or kitchen towel, and allow to rest for another 30 minutes.
When you’re ready to make the tortillas, heat a cast iron griddle over medium-high heat. One by one, roll out balls of dough until very thin. Immediately throw tortillas (one by one) onto the griddle. Cook on each side for 15 to 20 seconds, removing while tortillas are still soft but slightly brown in spots. Do not cook too long or you will end up having crisp tortillas! You want them to be very soft and pliable when you serve them. Remove and stack tortillas, and cover with a towel to keep warm. Serve tortillas immediately or allow to cool before storing in a container.
To warm, nuke tortillas in the microwave for 10 seconds, or wrap in foil and warm in the oven over 275º F.