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Flour Tortillas

Flour Tortillas

These are the best soft flour tortillas we've tasted. Absolutely perfect for cradling your spicy taco fillings in a warm, soft, doughy blanket.
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Prep Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Course Ingredient
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 peope
Calories 397 kcal


  • 300 g plain flour
  • 200 ml warm water
  • 50 g olive oil
  • 15 g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp flaked sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • Start by mixing the dry ingredients for the tortillas together in a large mixing bowl. Once mixed, make a well in the centre.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave before adding into the well in the centre of the dry ingredients. Add the olive oil and water along with it and mix everything into a dough. The tortilla dough shouldn't be dry or sticky so add small amounts water or flour as necessary.
  • Knead the tortilla dough on a lightly floured surface for around 3-4 minutes.
  • Portion the tortilla dough into 16 equal-sized balls and leave under a clean tea towel to rest for 2 hours.
  • Preheat a flat-bottomed frying pan on a medium heat. Meanwhile, roll out your dough balls very thinly. They should be translucent but not have holes. Cook dry in the pan for around 30 seconds to a minute on either side.
  • When cooking each tortilla individually, stack the cooked tortillas on a plate under a clean tea towel. They will continue to steam each other and stay warm and soft ready for the perfect soft flour taco.


Makes 16 soft flour taco tortillas. Total time includes resting time. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 397kcal

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