Easy Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe - Delicious Tortillas From Scratch

This tortilla recipe is easy and produces light and delicious homemade flour tortillas every time. It makes 6 to 8 flour tortillas, but it is easily doubled if you want to cook more.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of canola or corn oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup of lukewarm water or milk


  1. Sift together the baking powder, flour, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Pour the oil into the dry ingredients, mixing with your hands to combine. Add the milk or water, working that into the dough until you have a sticky ball.
  2. Dust a pastry board or counter lightly with flour, and knead the dough for at least 1 minute. The mixture should be firm and no longer sticky.
  3. Place in a bowl and cover with a damp towel. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes. Divide the dough into 6 to 8 balls, and cover again with the damp cloth. Let the dough rest for 15-30 minutes this time.
  4. Lightly dust a pastry board or counter with flour, and roll out each ball in a circle, about 1/4 inch thick. A tortilla roller (looks like a short piece of a broomstick) works best for these, but a small rolling pin will work.
  5. Heat a heavy skillet or griddle on high heat for 5 minutes. Cook the tortillas for 30 seconds on each side, or until the dough looks slightly wrinkled and a few brown spots appear on both surfaces.
  6. Serve the tortillas warm on a plate or basket, to be eaten with salsa, or filled with your meat of choice.