These homemade tortillas are so easy to make. With only 6 ingredients and under 30 minutes, you have a batch of soft tasty tortillas. From this recipe you will have 12 soft and delicious tortillas.
Tortillas can be used in many recipes, like in our veggie quesadillas, tacos or fold-over tortilla bake. Make an interesting pizza with these tortillas or homemade tortilla chips ideal for dipping into your favourite dip.
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These soft tortillas come together with just 6 ingredients. We'll be using a mix of PLAIN and CORN flours in this recipe, which is a great combo. The plain flour gives elasticity while corn flour gives bright yellow colour, and slightly sweet flavour.
The corn flour we use here is yellow-coloured flour, made by grinding dried corn kernels. If you don't have this flour, swap it for spelt flour or just skip it and use only plain flour.
Besides flours, you'll need a dash of baking powder (to give some fluffiness to tortillas), salt, a few tablespoons of olive oil (or sunflower oil) and hot water (70-80 C).
You don't need a tortilla press to make homemade tortillas. A rolling pin will works just fine for making them. First the dough should be soft and pliable and the room temperature should be warm.
Divide the dough into 2, make dome from each half, then using a dough scraper or a sharp knife cut into 6 even pieces. Now, make 12 soft balls from the dough. Cover them with kitchen towel while rolling out tortillas so they don't dry out.
First be sure to slightly dust with flour your work surface and rolling pin. Take one ball and using your palms, stretch into 1o cm flat round.
Now, using rolling pin roll out the round into a thin 18-20cm round. Flip the dough as you roll out into all directions. From this dough, you'll get 12 medium-sized tortillas (15cm in diameter).
Tortillas are cooked on the stove - you will need either cast iron griddle or non-stick skillet heated on medium-high heat.
Once the tortilla is rolled, place it on the griddle and cook for about 40-60 seconds. It will start to form little or large bubbles and have dark spots on the surface. Flip on the other side and cook for another 20-30 seconds.
Remove from the griddle, place on the plate and cover with kitchen towel or another plate to keep it warm. This great tortilla warmer is ideal for keeping tortillas warm and soft while cooking the rest.
The trick for cooking tortillas is to cook them on the high heat so they cook quickly and don't dry out.
Tortillas are great for making ahead and having a pile on hand when you crave for quick quesadillas. Make the dough and keep in the fridge for a day or two.
Or, cook them and make a pile (separate each one with baking paper or cling film), place in the freezer bag and freeze. Once you want to enjoy them, you can defrost for a few minutes, then quickly re-heat on the frying pan or in the microwave.