These easy flour tortillas are soft flour tortillas with just a little chew and made with only 2 simple ingredients, no fat and no additives. A simple recipe to make with flour and water and serve a delicious dinner that the entire family enjoys.
Flour tortillas are flexible flatbreads used to make sandwiches like enchiladas, tacos or to serve as a side bread to many Mexican dishes. Sometimes flour tortillas are also served with any grilled meat or as a quick naan bread swap on the side of a chicken tikka masala.
An authentic homemade flour tortilla recipe uses oil and sometimes baking powder. But if you wonder what to do with flour, well, you can make flour and water tortilla dough!
Yes, you can make tortillas just with flour and water – this is the quickest way to making flour tortillas! And all you have to do is mix white flour and lukewarm water! No need to add baking powder, salt, yogurt, or oil.
You read it well! It works perfectly with only 2 basic ingredients that we all have in the pantry. It’s amazing the things you can do with flour and water. And look at the picture. They puff really well when cooking!
I have nothing against store-bought tortillas at all. It’s pretty convenient to buy ready-made food some days, and some organic brands provide very good quality flour tortillas.
However, they often contain preservatives, too much salt, and unhealthy fat. That’s why I tried to make my own flour tortillas, oil-free, dairy-free, using 2 basics ingredients from my pantry.
All you need to make these flour and water dough are 2 ingredients:
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In a large mixing bowl, add flour and add the water on top – make sure the water is not cold, or the dough will be hard to knead. Then, knead the dough by hand until it comes together into a ball. The dough should be soft, elastic, and consistent.
If too dry, add a bit more water one tablespoon at a time, or if too wet, sprinkle extra flour.
You have two options to roll, flatten flour tortillas:
First, divide the dough into 4 equal balls for four large tortillas or into 6 smaller balls for smaller tortillas. Then, flour the working surface by dusting flour all over it. Next, place the dough ball in front of you, pushing down with the palm of your hands to flatten it into a thick circle.
Finally, roll twice in one direction and twice in the other to form a nice round flour tortilla.
Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat for at least 60 seconds. You want the pan to be very hot before adding the tortilla. Also, don’t oil the pan at all, or you will fry the tortillas, and it won’t taste good.
Place the flour tortilla in the pan and cook for 2 minutes on one side. Then, flip it and keep cooking on the other side.
You can store the cooked flour tortillas in the fridge for up to 4 days.
First, place the flour tortillas on a plate, wrap it plate with plastic wrap to prevent the tortillas from drying out in the fridge. Then, rewarm it in a sandwich press or hot pancake griddle or skillet.
You can freeze flour tortillas in plastic bags and thaw them for 1 hour before using or the day before. Leave the frozen tortillas on a plate at room temperature to thaw.
These 2-ingredient tortillas are one of the simplest flour recipes ever, and they come out surprisingly good! The flour tortillas are soft, chewy, and don’t crack when rolled.
I think that’s all we expect from good tortillas!
But to achieve this result, 5 tricks make these easy flour tortillas puff and have chew without adding oil, milk, or dairy.
This is a plain tortilla recipe with a very similar texture to corn tortillas. They are flexible, chewy, and bland in flavor.
To boost the flavors of these tortillas, you can add a pinch of:
I love to create tortilla recipes playing with different flour and using minimal ingredients. If you are after low-carb keto tortillas or gluten-free tortillas recipes, I have plenty of other tortilla recipes you may also like:
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