How to make White Flour Tortillas

January 15, 2008 Jasmine

I am posting this especially for Sonshine but I know others may enjoy a new tortilla recipe as well. I got this from a cook booklet my dd got me for X~mas. I was a little annoyed they didn’t give any amount for the water. SO I experimented. This is a picture from the first batch.

Tortillas #1

The first batch I made with 1 cup of hot water and the tortillas were very good and then I tried 3/4 a cup for the next batch and the tortillas came out even lighter looking, the dough was more doughy and less sticky. The tortillas tasted great and dh taste tested both and liked the ones with less water better, so that is what I would recommend as well. Plus the dough was much easier to work with the 2nd batch. I used all purpose flour on these tortillas. Next time I will try half white and half wheat.

This picture is from the 2nd batch. Notice it is lighter looking than the first batch?

Tortillas # 2

From the booklet, A Taste of MexicoMakes 12

3 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbs oil
hot water(to make dough smooth)

Combine dry ingredients; add oil. Begin adding enough hot water to make a smooth dough. Knead about 1 minute; let rest. Divide dough into small balls. Roll each ball into thin circle. Cook on a hot, dry griddle, each side about 30 seconds until bubbly. Turn and cook until done, about 1 minute.

See what I mean? Add water til the dough is smooth. Grrrr…..lol A tsp? a T? 5 cups? lol Good thing I know a teensy bit about dough. 1 cup sounded good, and worked but 3/4 cup was better. I will also add here that all flour is different and as some of you know it may need to be adjusted if you are using whole wheat. I used my cast iron skillet for these.


Do you have any awesome tortilla recipes to share with us?

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sonshine  |  January 16, 2008 at 8:24 am

    LOL!! That is frustrating about the water amount! It definitely would make me wonder what to do if I was a beginner baker(thankfully I am not!)

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Hey I put a couple new recipes on my blog today! 🙂

  • 2. Jasmine's Journey  |  January 16, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    You are welcome. I hope this recipe works out for you. I will check the recipes out. 🙂

  • 3. dangerouslydeliciousrecip&hellip  |  February 4, 2008 at 8:19 am

    […] Now the simplest thing to do is to have your cheese out, cooked pinto beans out, not mashed, and your beef mixture on the table. Grab some tortillas. I don’t know how many this will make exactly since tortillas come in all shapes and sizes and I didn’t use tortillas anyways. I used the equivalent of 4 large stromboli doughs. I was originally going to make 8 out of 1 dough but decided on 6 instead. I did that for 3 doughs and then 1 dough I made them huge, I split the dough into just 4. Do yourself a favor, just grab some tortillas. Or make your own. […]

  • 4. Dangerously Delicious Rec&hellip  |  April 27, 2008 at 6:19 am

    […] Monday Bean & Cheese Burritos with fresh home made tortillas […]


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