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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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Amanda Wheatie
14th Feb, 2018
I made these last night, so quick and easy! I ate one with hummus and stacked the rest up and covered them. The result of covering them whilst still warm from the pan has resulted in soft flexible wraps for folding. As for the comment re water, I found that I needed almost 300mls to get a nice soft but rollable dough. I think it all depends on your flour, they all absorb different amounts of water. Just add it gradually and if you add too much just add more flour to sort it out. Simples. :)
22nd Sep, 2017
Oh how I wish I'd read the comments before attempting this! What a mess! Fuming with myself and whoever typed the quantity of water incorrectly! Utter rubbish.
19th Nov, 2016
Easiest recipe I found and very tasty. 200ml is spot on so thanks to others for commenting. Roll them out very thinly as they puff up, and you need a swipe of oil in the pan or they taste of flour. Mine were a little too crunchy to wrap more like fold but so nice I didn't care, will try and cook for a little less next time and see if they are softer.
12th Nov, 2016
As with all recipes involving flour you may need a little more or a little less liquid than stated. My advice is to add about 1/2 the liquid to begin with then just add a little at a time until late you get the right consistency.
3rd Nov, 2016
Extra virgin olive oil in tortillas? I don't think so. Lard all the way.
10th Aug, 2016
I liked this recipe. I certainly think 200ml is the correct amount and it takes a bit of experimenting with thickness of tortilla and it how much oil to put in the pan but generally this is a good recipe. Very tasty
Nicole Goss
27th Apr, 2016
This recipe is terrible! The amount of water is ridiculously excessive! Having seen a high rated recipe with very few ingredients I thought this would be a good easy recipe to do whilst looking after my newborn, I was mistaken! People have rated it good after having to change the recipe - please don't do this! We don't all have time to check the comments of a recipe. Had to bin half of it as didn't have time after having to try and save it. Very annoyed
Andrew Morgan
29th Jul, 2016
So... not enough time to put leftovers in the fridge, not enough time to read the comments to ensure the recipe is a good one but seemingly plenty of time to write a comment yourself. Good one.
6th Apr, 2016
I used 200ml of water instead worked perfectly, Tasted very nice :)
24th Sep, 2015
I think someone's finger slipped on the keyboard - 200ml water makes a better dough!


21st Apr, 2018
On average how many calories is each one?
3rd Dec, 2016
Can I use sunflower oil instead of olive oil ?? Help...
7th Feb, 2016
Are any remaining Tortilla's freezable? This recipe would make too many for just me.
2nd Sep, 2013
Once the dough is cooked how long will the tortillas last for?
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