I still remember the first time I learned to make flour tortillas. My friend Amy’s grandma called us into her kitchen and told us we were going to help her make tortillas for dinner. We both had so much fun learning from Grandma Toni how to make the dough, watching the tortillas cook and sneaking a few bites when she wasn’t looking.
Making tortillas is so fun and much easier than you might think! I think they taste much better than store bought, too! In our home we switch between corn and flour tortillas for our Saturday Mexican breakfast and we also use them for taco nights! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do – let me know how you get on.
Makes: 20 approx.
4 cups Gluten Free plain white flour
1 cup water
1/2 tablespoon salt
Things you will need: Mixing bowl, clean plastic sandwich bag (or any plastic bag), non-stick pancake pan or crepe pan and a round plate.
Step 1: In a mixing bowl, mix flour, salt, and water together with your hands. Should not stick to your hands. Add more water if necessary. Let sit for 5 min
Step 2: Meanwhile, put your pan on medium-low heat. Take out plastic bag (I use a medium size sandwich bag) cut in half and lay flat on a clean counter. Roll dough into a small balls about 1 inch in size. Sprinkle half plastic sheet with flour so dough does not stick and place ball right in the centre, sprinkle top of dough with a bit of flour, then fold plastic so that the half of bag is on top. Press flat with the bottom of a round plate -this will make your perfect circle
Step 3: Next, carefully peal the tortilla away from the plastic and place immediately onto a hot pan (I use a pancake pan – no oil). Cook for one minute on each side; once you see the texture changing, when dough begins to bubble, flip tortilla onto the other side. If you feel confident, and have space on your pan, then you can cook more than one at a time. I usually cook 2 or 3 at a time. Once finished place on a cloth or napkin to soak any dampness and cover to keep warm. Enjoy!
Cooking with Love,