Tortillas

Flour Tortillas

Deceptively easy and incredibly soft, fresh homemade tortillas can’t be beat. They are a perfect vehicle for sandwich wraps, breakfast burritos, quesadillas and more.

Prep Time

Servings

8

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (875 mL)

1 1/2 tsp baking powder (7 mL)

1 tsp salt (5 mL)

1/3 cup canola oil (75 mL)

1 cup warm water (250 mL)

  1. Line an 8 inch (2 L) square baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Add canola oil and mix with a fork until pea size pieces begin to form.
  3. Add water gradually, mixing until dough begins to come together. Transfer mixture to a lightly floured surface and knead until a smooth ball is formed. If dough is too dry or too sticky, add water or flour, 1 Tbsp at a time.
  4. Divide dough into 8 equal-sized pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and transfer to baking sheet. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
  5. On a lightly floured work surface, roll one ball into a 9 -10 inch (23 – 25cm) circle with a rolling pin.
  6. Heat a 10-inch (25 cm) skillet over medium heat. Carefully transfer tortilla from work surface and cook for 1-2 minutes per side, or until speckled brown. Wrap in aluminum foil to keep warm, and continue with remaining dough balls.

COLOURFUL VARIATIONS: Replace 1/4 cup (60 mL) of water with tomato sauce to tint tortillas red, or pesto sauce to tint tortillas green.

* Whole wheat flour may be substituted for up to half of all-purpose flour.

 

Ingredients

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (875 mL)

1 1/2 tsp baking powder (7 mL)

1 tsp salt (5 mL)

1/3 cup canola oil (75 mL)

1 cup warm water (250 mL)

Directions

  1. Line an 8 inch (2 L) square baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Add canola oil and mix with a fork until pea size pieces begin to form.
  3. Add water gradually, mixing until dough begins to come together. Transfer mixture to a lightly floured surface and knead until a smooth ball is formed. If dough is too dry or too sticky, add water or flour, 1 Tbsp at a time.
  4. Divide dough into 8 equal-sized pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and transfer to baking sheet. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
  5. On a lightly floured work surface, roll one ball into a 9 -10 inch (23 – 25cm) circle with a rolling pin.
  6. Heat a 10-inch (25 cm) skillet over medium heat. Carefully transfer tortilla from work surface and cook for 1-2 minutes per side, or until speckled brown. Wrap in aluminum foil to keep warm, and continue with remaining dough balls.

COLOURFUL VARIATIONS: Replace 1/4 cup (60 mL) of water with tomato sauce to tint tortillas red, or pesto sauce to tint tortillas green.

* Whole wheat flour may be substituted for up to half of all-purpose flour.

 

Nutritional Analysis

Calories

245

Total Fat

9.9 g

Saturated Fat

0.8 g

Cholesterol

0

Sodium

366 mg

Carbohydrates

33 g

Fiber

1.2 g

Protein

4 g

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