Easy Homemade Tortillas – No Lard

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I have bought many tortillas over the years, most less than wonderful. There are these “homemade” tortillas at Trader Joe’s that look pretty authentic, and that is fine to buy those. But you know, with just a few ingredients (flour, oil, salt & water) you can make homemade tortillas within 30 minutes.

Easy Homemade Tortillas – No Lard

Easy Homemade Tortillas - No Lard

Easy Homemade Tortillas – No Lard

What you need (for about 10 small tortillas):

  • 2 Cups of Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil (or any vegetable oil)
  • 3/4 Cup of Water

What to do:

  1. In medium bowl – mix flour and salt. Then add oil and water. Stir, mix, and knead until you have a smooth ball of dough
  2. Divide dough into about 10 sections – then shape into golf size balls. IMG_0612
  3. Put dough balls back in bowl and then cover with damp paper towel
  4. Place non-stick skillet or cast iron skillet over medium heat
  5. Roll out one ball at a time, using a rolling pin (or cup or glass), on a floured surface, as thin as you can into a roundish shape
  6. Cook tortilla a couple of minutes on each side, until blistery (when one is cooking start rolling out your next tortilla).IMG_0614
  7. Wrap tortillas in a clean kitchen towel to keep warm and soft (or in a tortilla warmer if you have one)
Easy Homemade Tortillas - No Lard

Easy Homemade Tortillas – No Lard

Enjoy!

This recipe was found on http://homemadeforelle.com

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8 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Tortillas – No Lard

  1. Jessica

    Wow! I had no idea tortillas could be so easy to make, and those look delicious. I have 2 bags of white whole-wheat flour in my pantry that expire next month. I am definitely trying these!

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    1. Annika

      Hi Jessica!
      Thanks for stopping by my kitchen. I love to cook and bake recipes that are easy to follow, have a short ingredients list, and that also don’t require a bunch of kitchen utensils

      Reply
    1. Annika

      Hi Cissy!

      I haven’t tried it with whole wheat flour, but I imagine it would work fine. Perhaps try half regular flour and half whole wheat flour, in case the consistency doesn’t come out the same.
      Thanks,
      Annika

      Reply
    1. Annika

      Hi Julia! I would use them up within 2-3 days, and just heat them up again (a minute or 2 in a skillet) to “refresh” them. Alternatively, you could freeze them and take out a few at a time.
      Thanks, Annika

      Reply
  2. Deborah

    Hey there! I made these today and “Yummo”! I put a chipotle spice and a few red pepper flakes and they were fantastic! This is a keeper recipe and will not buy tortillas again…… Thank you for sharing :0)
    Tip for everyone: I put the dough balls in between parchment paper and then rolled them out. This was a no mess, no fuss way to get them very thin. Thought I would share this!

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Deborah!
      So happy that you liked the tortillas – and thank you so much for the wonderful tips and ideas. Adding some “Mexican” spices to the flour would definitely add some dimension to this recipe.

      I also like the tip about using parchment paper. Will try that next time.

      Annika

      Reply

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