This simple homemade tortilla recipe is the greatest flour tortilla I’ve ever had, and it’s far superior than store-bought tortillas. This flexible dish simply requires three ingredients.
This flour tortilla is perfect for cooking your favorite Mexican dishes at home. This homemade cheese tortilla with red sauce is my family’s favorite recipe for me!
I cooked handmade flour tortillas for the first time in 9th grade home economics class. I used to love them, but preparing handmade tortillas was nothing new to me back then. Fortunately for me, I gave my mother the recipe and received it from her so that I could prepare it.
A rolling pin can also be used to roll a tortilla. It may not be perfectly spherical, but it will be delicious anyway.
* The following are the ingredients:
2 cups flour (all-purpose)
° 5 tblsp. margarine
° Salt, half a teaspoon
° A half-cup of hot tap water
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and ghee. Using a dough mixer or your fingertips, combine the ghee until it is entirely mixed.
Dissolve the salt in half a cup of water and pour over the dry ingredients. With a fork, quickly work it up. Large blocks of dough will be used. If the dry ingredients aren’t completely moistened, add the remaining liquid.
Place the dough on the work surface and knead it to make it smooth.
Divide the dough into 12 equal bits and roll each one into a ball. Place it on a plate and cover it with plastic wrap for at least 30 minutes.
Heat a large skillet or non-greased tray over medium-high heat, then spread out a chunk of dough into a 7-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Brush a ball of dough with flour before rolling it back and forth, rotating a sixth of a turn, then rolling it back and forth again. Keep in mind that it’s a 7-inch circle. Tortilla flour can be used as needed throughout the rolling process.
Place the tortilla on a baking sheet that has been preheated. Flip it over after 30-45 seconds, or when brown spots develop underneath. Cook for a further 30-45 seconds, or until the opposite side is golden brown. If you overheat the tortilla, it will become crispy.
Take it out of the oven and wrap it in a clean kitchen towel. Continue with the remaining tortillas, stacking them on top of one another.