I love Mexican food! I love tacos and I love fajitas! BUT I do not like the flour tortillas that litter the aisles of the grocery store. I hate how they stick together and then rip apart. I hate how they taste nothing like a genuine tortilla shell from a restaurant, and I hate how the edges get all dried out when you heat them up in the microwave…So I decided to step up my game and make my own homemade flour tortillas, and it was so worth it, and surprisingly easy. I found the recipe here but because I was making tortillas for only my hubby and I, I decided to half the recipe to make approximately 8 small-medium sized tortillas. You could very easily freeze these tortillas and have them ready on hand whenever you want some yummy tacos! The only different thing I did in regards to this recipe is I added garlic powder because.. um YUM ! If you are wanting some handy dandy step by step pictures for this recipe follow this link to the original recipe.
Approx 16 tortillas depending on size:
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Mix flour, salt, baking powder, and garlic powder in a large bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients and mix well until a dough ball is formed.
- Place the dough on a floured surface and knead until dough is smooth, about 3-5 minutes.
- Shape dough into sausage and roll it until it is 40cm long
- Divide the dough into 16 pieces of approximately the same size
- Roll each piece into a ball and flatten between your palms to create a disk. Repeat for all of your pieces and then cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
- Heat a large frying pan over medium-low heat
- Roll each piece out with a rolling pin until it is very thin and resembles a tortilla.Try to get them as thin as possible.
- Place the dough onto the hot pan and allow to cook for about 1 minute or until golden spots appear. Flip the tortilla over and cook until the underside also has golden brown spots, about 30 seconds.
- Remove tortilla from pan and place in large zip-lock bag or a covered container to keep them flexible and warm.
- Use for making tacos, fajitas, quesadillas or this Thai Peanut Chicken Wrap