A selection of tortillas


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(24 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 25 mins plus resting


Makes 6

Forget shop-bought and try homemade tortillas. They'll store for two days or you can freeze them to use later. They're perfect for wraps

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal187
  • fat4g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 250g plain flour, plus a little more for dusting
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp fine salt


  1. Combine the flour, vegetable oil and salt in a bowl. Pour over 150ml warm water and knead to bring the mixture together. Remove from the bowl and knead on a lightly floured work surface for around 5 mins until you make a soft, smooth ball of dough. Cover with a clean tea towel and rest for at least 15 mins before rolling out. 

  2. Cut the dough into 6 equal pieces (about 75g each). Roll out each ball of dough as thinly as possible on a floured work surface. They should make rounds about 20 cm wide, 2mm thick. 

  3. Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Cook the tortillas for 1-2 mins on each side until golden brown and toasted. Wrap them in foil and cover in a tea towel to keep warm, while you cook the rest. Keeps for two days well wrapped, or cool, wrap and freeze for up to three months. 

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Chris Johnston's picture
Chris Johnston
21st Jun, 2020
Such a great-tasting and easy to make tortilla - puts shop bought to shame. To the other commenters struggling with the recipe, I can assure you that the recipe is not at fault, it is you. If you weigh the water instead of inaccurately eye-balling it - you're gonna have a bad time.
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Maddy West
8th Jun, 2020
Really tasty and so easy to make
6th Jun, 2020
It was such a wet dough - I persevered even though it was stuck to my hand etc expecting it to miraculously turn into dough but had to add more flour just to bring it to a dough - was even sticky as I rolled it out so had to add more flour to rolling pin and side .... there was no way I could make all 6 and then cook them ...I had to roll one out and then cook it, turn pan off, roll one out and then pan back on .... Faffy !
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Roblox WITH EE
5th Jun, 2020
No offense but the dough is gooey
11th May, 2020
I haven’t rated as I made a few changes and therefore don’t think it fair. I compared and contrasted with a Pru Leith recipe for the same. Hers had some baking powder in so I added half a teaspoon. I measured the dough into 6 equal portions and rolled them out as thin as I could. I think they would be too heavy if you didn’t. There is a fine balance to strike when cooking them in the frying pan - you need reasonably level of heat to get a bit of appetising colour patches but not cook them too long that they turn brittle. In Pru Leith’s recipe she went on to mix 4 tbsp of olive oil with salt & pepper and half a teaspoon of paprika. She made tortilla crisps by cutting the tortillas into triangles, brushing with the oil mixture, putting on a lined baking sheet in a single layer and baking in an over at 190 for 10 mins. I found it easier to use a pastry brush to brush the oil onto the tortilla before cutting it with a pizza cutter. OH thought they were nice. Would do that again.
16th Apr, 2020
150ml of water is TOO MUCH! This just made an awful sticky glue!
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Chris Johnston
21st Jun, 2020
I made mine with this amount of water and they turned out just fine. I did, however, weigh my water as I find it to be more accurate - especially when working with dough. 150ml = 150g of water. A 50% hydration dough should be nowhere near sticky. IF your dough is an 'awful sticky glue' then just add flour, a couple of teaspoons at a time, until its the desired texture.
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Rob Dunstan
13th May, 2020
Why does it say 25 hour cook time
lulu_grimes's picture
14th May, 2020
Good question, a typo, I will get that amended - thank you for pointing it out. Lulu
11th May, 2020
Add the water a bit at a time. I only used just over 110ml in the end.