Flour Tortillas

Flavorful and easy to make.

About 45 minutes

12 tortillas


  • 1 1/2 cups Homestead sifted red wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Homestead whole pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 t baking power
  • 1 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water



  • Mix together flours, baking powder and salt. Stir in oil and hot water until well mixed.
  • Knead 2-3 minutes.
  • Divide and shape into 12 small, smooth balls.
  • If the dough is a little sticky, roll each little ball around in some flour.
  • Roll out the balls in the same order that they were shaped, rolling them to 6-7″ in diameter.
  • Turn the burner on to medium-high and let the skillet get hot before you start to cook the tortillas. (A cast-iron griddle is ideal for this.) Place a rolled-out tortilla on the hot griddle and cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or until bubbles appear.
  • Fold a kitchen towel in half and place the hot tortillas in it.
  • When they have completely cooled, remove the tortillas from the towel and package them for the freezer. Freeze them unless you plan to use them right away.