How to make soft flour tortillas at home

These are so much tastier (and better for you) than any tortilla you can buy. They are easy and quick to make too. I often make these if I have forgotten to make a loaf (this sometimes does happen!)

This recipe is just one of the flatbreads I teach you how to make on my online Flatbreads course. I show you how to turn these tortillas into the tastiest tortilla chips, how to make plain naan, peshwari naan (and a bonus peshwari biscuit recipe), roti, paratha and pitta. If you subscribe to my Bread Made Easy Membership the online Flatbreads course is just one of a host of online courses that you can access that are designed to turn you into a confident baker.

Flour Tortillas

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250 plain (all purpose) white flour
5g fine sea salt
25g oil
130g water


Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Knead in the bowl for 1-2 minutes. Cover and then leave to rest for at least thirty minutes. 

Divide into 6-8 pieces and roll out very thinly on a lightly floured surface until they are almost translucent. 

Heat a pan until hot. Cook the tortilla. When it starts to change colour to a golden yellow and starts to puff, hold a ruched up clean cloth on the surface of the dough to force it to fill with air. 

Flip the tortilla and cook on the other side for a few seconds. 

Place onto a plate and cover with a clean cloth to steam and stay soft.  These freeze well.  To reheat either wrap in foil and heat in an oven or place in a covered pan over a warm heat. They make the most delicious tortilla chips. 

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