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Oct 4, 2015

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Flour Tortillas Recipe
Homemade Flour Tortillas Recipe with step by step photos. Tortilla is a soft, round flat bread that is prepared using White or Wheat Flour or Maize. Flour tortillas are used to make Soft Flour Tacos, Quesadilla, Burritos & Wraps. We rarely eat Quesadilla/Burritos at Qdoba & Chipotle. We like Mexican dishes and I wanted to recreat some of our favorite recipes at home. Initially, I used to buy ready made flour tortillas but V doesn't like the flavor and taste of those ready made ones. So, we completely stopped buying the ready made ones. Few weeks back, my little one asked me whether he can have school lunch/hot lunch from school. Even Though I pack his favorite dishes for lunch box he still impressed with the hot lunch served at school.
When I asked him why he wanted to have school lunch?! He said that he like tacos & Quesadilla which their friends have at school. So mainly, for him I tried this Flour Tortillas at home, So that I can prepare Quesadilla & Soft flour Tacos at home itself with all fresh ingredients. The flour tortillas turned out super soft even without lard or shortening. I used both white and wheat flour combo. Some tortillas even puffed up like big phulka on tawa itself. I made grilled cheesy quesadilla for my kids using homemade tortillas and they loved it a lot. Do give it a try as it is very simple and easy to prepare at home.
Homemade Flour Tortilla
Homemade Flour Tortillas Recipe
Prep Time : 20-25 minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes
Recipe Category : Main Course/Flat Bread
Recipe Source : The Cafe Sucre Farine
Makes  14(8" tortillas)
  1. White Flour/APF   2 and 1/2 cup(I used unbleached All Purpose Flour)
  2. Wheat Flour  1/2 cup
  3. Olive Oil or any Oil   1/3 cup(I used Extra Light Olive Oil)
  4. Salt  3/4 tsp
  5. Baking Powder  1 tsp
  6. Warm Water   1 and 1/4 cup*
Combine flour, salt and baking powder in a Mixing bowl. Mix dry ingredients until well combined.
Add oil and water and knead it to a soft and smooth dough(I used my Stand Mixer to prepare the dough)
Now on a well floured surface, shape the dough into a smooth round ball and divide into 14 equal portions.
Form each piece into a ball and flatten with the palm of your hand as much as possible. If dough is sticky, use a bit more flour.
Cover flattened balls of dough with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rest for 15-20 minutes before proceeding.
After rest period, heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Roll each dough piece into a rough circle, about 7-8 inches in diameter, keep work surface and rolling pin lightly floured.
When pan is very hot, place a rolled disc into pan and allow to cook about 1 minute or until bottom surface has a few pale brown spots. The uncooked surface will begin to show a few little bubbles. If tortilla is browning too fast, reduced heat a bit.
If it’s taking longer than a minute to see a few pale golden brown spots on underside of tortillas, increase heat a bit. Flip to other side and cook for about 30 seconds. You want the tortilla to be soft but have a few small pale golden brown spots on surface. Remove from pan with tongs and stack in a covered container till all tortillas are cooked. This will keep them soft and pliable.
Serve warm or allow to cool for later use.
The tortillas will keep well stored in an airtight container or zippered bag at at room temperature for 24 hours or can be frozen indefinitely. To freeze, separate tortillas with parchment paper or waxed paper and place in a zippered bag before placing in freezer.
You can make this tortillas using White Flour Alone or Wheat Flour alone.
Water quantity depends on the quality of flour. It using whole grain flour then it requires bit extra water. So add accordingly. Make sure the dough is soft and pliable.
If using the cooked tortillas for later hours, simply microwave the tortillas for 25-30 seconds and use it.
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