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flour tortillas

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Serves 1 - 8 Portions

Easy flour tortillas in just four steps.

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  • 400g self raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 300ml warm water
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


    1. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a measuring jug mix the (luke) warm water and oil together and add to the flour.
    2. Stir together until all ingredients are well combined and form a dough.
    3. On a floured surface, knead the dough for 2-3 minutes. Divide the dough into 8 balls and roll each one out individualy. Aim for each tortilla to be a similar size to a dinner plate, the dough will shrink back abit when it is resting.
    4. In a large frying pan warm a teaspoon of oil and cook each tortilla for 1 minute each side on a medium heat. Each side should just start to brown on any raised areas.

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leighvaughton's picture

I think someone's finger slipped on the keyboard - 200ml water makes a better dough!

circe12's picture

Thanks for posting this recipe--I have been rather dismayed to find that all the commercially available tortillas are packed with artificial preservatives and palm oil! I think even I could have a go at these...

debrat's picture

This was soo wet I had to add more flour to even get anywhere close to a dough and able to roll. ultimately it 's nearly half liquids (353ml inc the oil) to half flour - should've just added the water til it looked dough like rather than pour it all in like the recipe suggests!

circe12's picture

Yes NB on this: for those who don't bake too often, remember that flours vary a great deal in their absorbency. You may need to follow your instincts rather than the recipe...but it's easy to sort: if too dry, add a bit more liquid; if too wet, a bit more flour.

smallblondeperson's picture
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Really easy and tasted great. Much better than shop bought and you can make the amount you need.