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Fresh Flour Tortillas

These tortillas are surprisingly easy to make and incredibly versatile. Try them with pulled pork, smoky chilli beans and chunky guacamole.

Prep Time

15 mins

plus standing

Cook Time

30 mins

Serves

makes 16 tortillas

Dairy Free

Nut Free

Mexican

Vegan

$

Quick & Easy

Baking

Kids

Lunch

Dinner

Found in "Essential Volume One: Best-Ever Meals for Busy Lives"

Ingredients

3 1/2 cups plain flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup neutral oil

1 cup very hot water

Method

STEP 1

Place flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl and add oil and hot water.

Mix to combine and then knead for 3 minutes.

The dough should be soft enough to roll easily.

Cover and allow to stand for 15 minutes.

STEP 2

Divide into 16 portions.

Roll into balls, then roll out balls very thinly on a lightly floured board.

If you want perfectly round tortillas, use a tortilla press or place a plate on top of each rolled tortilla and cut around it.

Heat a frypan or hot plate and cook tortillas one by one over a low heat.

Flip when bubbles puff up.

The tortilla will start to fill up with air – when this happens flip it again, squash it down a bit and continue cooking until a few browned marks have appeared on both sides (about 1 minute each side).

NOTE

Fresh Flour Tortillas can be reheated briefly in the microwave between paper towels or wrapped in tin foil and heated in the oven.

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