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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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21st Jan, 2020
As has been said below, 200 ml of water is perfect, makes nice and soft torillas! Super easy recipe. I'm curious as to whether these will be just as nice the next day/after being frozen, will try this and update as I know a few people have asked :)
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Luciana Townsend
3rd Jun, 2019
What is the nutritional information of this recipe?
12th Feb, 2019
There is some logic to the recipe as published but it is incorrect for flour tortillas as others have pointed out. I would bet that this this recipe originated as one for corn flour tortillas (using special nixtamalized masa corn flour). For those you will indeed use 3 parts water, 4 parts flour (by volume). If you can get your hands on some proper masa harina, you can make some wicked tortillas.
19th Sep, 2018
Great and the best recipe I have found for tortillas. Ok I know lard is the king for the real thing but this works for me! And yes the water amount is incorrect, but thats why these comments and tips are helpful. Personally I never add what it says, flours are different and never seems to act the same twice. But I suppose thats experience. I am useless at rolling out anything resembling a circle so I tend to make 6 balls, overroll and cut around a plate... cheating I know, but at least I get a circle!
19th Aug, 2018
I increased the flour to 500g and it came out perfectly. I also restd it for 10 minutes as some other recipes but not sure if it added anything.
6th Aug, 2018
Just tried this recipe- stupidly didn’t read the comments and put the full water in. Had a 4 month old vying for my attentio. So just put full ingredients in the mixer. Just kept adding flour to get the soft (pizza like) dough. They taste lovely with the mushroom and avocado chickpea recipe
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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.


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Luciana Townsend
3rd Jun, 2019
What is the nutritional information of this recipe?
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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