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Did you know? You can make your own tortillas with just two ingredients!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Recipe Summary

2 mins
15 mins
37 mins
20 mins
twelve 6-inch tortillas


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium mixing bowl combine tortilla flour and water. Stir mixture together with your hands until dough is firm but moist (if necessary, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time). Let dough rest for 15 minutes.

  • Divide the dough into 12 equal portions and shape each portion into a ball.

  • Using a tortilla press or rolling pin, flatten each ball between 2 pieces of waxed paper into a 6-inch circle.

  • Carefully peel off top sheet of waxed paper. Place tortilla, paper side up, on a medium-hot, ungreased skillet or griddle. As tortilla begins to heat, carefully peel off remaining sheet of waxed paper. Cook, turning occasionally, for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until tortilla is dry and light brown (tortilla should still be soft). Wrap tortillas in foil if using immediately. Makes twelve 6-inch tortillas.


To freeze tortillas, stack them, alternating each tortilla with 2 layers of waxed paper. Wrap the stack in a moisture- and vapor-proof bag, foil, or freezer wrap. Seal tightly and freeze up to 1 month. Thaw completely before using.

Colorful/Flavored Tortillas:

Cilantro: Add 1/2 cup chopped cilantro stems (the stems from one bunch) and 1 cup water in a blender container and blend until smooth. Substitute for water in recipe and prepare tortillas as directed.Chipotle: Add 1/4 cup adobo sauce from a can of chipotle in adobo sauce to 1 1/4 cup warm water. Substitute chipotle water for the water in recipe and prepare tortillas as directed.Beet: Drain and save water from a 15 ounce can of sliced beets packed in water. Add additional water to make a total of 1 1/4 cup water. Substitute beet water mixture for water in recipe and prepare tortillas as directed.

Nutrition Facts

69 calories; fat 1g; carbohydrates 14g; protein 2g; sodium 1mg.