Flour tortillas are one of the easiest foods to make. It’s basically just a thin, flatbread, the kind that is made in many different cultures (but we’ll call it a tortilla since that’s what they’re usually called in Canada).
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- Mix the dry ingredients, then mix in the oil and warm water with a whisk or with your hands.
- Preheat a pan on medium-high to high. I like to get a cast-iron pan that retains heat so each tortilla that hits the pan is quickly cooked. The retained heat on high also instantly swells the air bubbles in the dough, making light, browned air pockets. You can cook the tortillas on a lower heat if you don’t like this kind of tortilla.
- Pull out small hand-sized amounts and roll them into approximately 2 inch balls.
- You can press the small balls with a tortilla press, rolling pin or any clean flat object (like a plate).
- Pop on the heated pan and get started flattening another. You can either flip it once or repeatedly, depending on how it seems to be cooking.
- Cover the cooked tortillas with a cheese cloth or towel to keep them from drying out.
- Pop in the fridge if you’re not going to eat them that day.
Bonus level! Make your own tortilla chips
You can make your own tortilla chips by cutting and deep frying your home make tortillas. This makes for a way better dipping chip then anything you can buy in store. This is a great way to enjoy homemade salsa, bruschetta, pico de gallo, ceviche, guacamole, nachos etc.