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Thick-Style Flour Tortillas

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"Most flour tortillas use lard or vegetable shortening as one of the ingredients. This recipe uses canola oil with the same great tortilla taste. A great alternative for those of you who are allergic to soy products. Add a bowl of green chili and then get ready to sop it up with a tasty tortilla. Store tortillas in the refrigerator in a gallon-size plastic bag or place in the freezer."
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37 m servings 166
Original recipe yields 14 servings (14 8-inch tortillas)


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  1. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.
  2. Combine water and canola oil in a separate bowl. Mix into the flour mixture with a fork until dough forms a ball, adding 1/4 cup water if dough is too dry.
  3. Knead dough until smooth, 3 to 4 minutes. Divide into 14 egg-size balls. Cover bowl with a cotton towel. Let dough rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Roll 1 ball dough into an 8-inch tortilla on a floured work surface. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Preheat an ungreased cast iron griddle on medium-high heat. Place 1 tortilla on the hot griddle; cook until browned spots form, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to a plate; cover with a cotton towel to keep warm. Repeat with remaining tortillas, stacking them under the towel.


  • Cook's Note:
  • To reheat tortillas, place in the microwave for 10 seconds.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 166 calories; 4.4 27.4 3.7 0 237 Full nutrition

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These are great tasting super easy to make and very quick, they stayed there shape when rolled out, Will be making these agian. Thanks

I made this recipe using coconut oil (that is all I had). I followed the measurements exactly, I cut the recipe in half (just for me), I was able to make 8 tortillas, a few the size of fajitas a...

Best homemade tortillas!!!! Tastes just like home after being in Ukraine for 10 months with only lavash to use as tacos.