Homemade Flour Tortillas that are easy to make and are perfect to have on hand for a Tex-Mex themed meal.
There are certain recipes that make you reminisce about old times. The smell of my mother’s beef and potato soup heating up on the stove with warm cornbread in the oven. Sunday’s beef roast cooking while we were at church for a hot meal when we returned. Then I have my grandmother’s recipes along with her three cookbooks. It’s fun to flip through the pages trying to find old recipes that I just adored.
My favorites were chicken noodle soup and homemade flour tortillas. I remember trips in the summer to visit, and I always knew that if I looked in the microwave, there would be a tortilla warmer filled with fresh tortillas right off the skillet. After slathering on some butter, it was time to roll up the tortilla before it hit my mouth.
Years later, I have become the ultimate tortilla snob. Growing up, I would smell tortillas to see if they were homemade or store-bought “fake ones” as I would recall. Now I’ve made this tortilla recipe with my mom before, but a couple of years ago, Shaun and I tried out a new recipe, and it was a complete fail! It’s like I’ve been scared to make them again, but I finally brought out my grandmother’s cookbook to help us get started.
I even brought my two-year old into the action and let her mix her own dough and roll out a tortilla. She definitely has better skills than what I had at her age.
The tortillas came out just the way I remember them and you can bet that I added butter to one immediately to test it out. There will be no more skimping on “fake tortillas” in our household.
Enjoy ~ Meagan
In a bowl combine the first 5 ingredients. Cut in with a fork the crisco shortening. Pour in the warm water and knead with hands or mixing bowl dough hook for 6-8 minutes.
Shape into small balls, about the size of a small egg, then flatten slightly. Cover for 25-30 minutes for easier rolling.
Roll out each ball into 6 inch size circles. Cook on medium/hot griddle or iron skillet for 5-8 seconds on each side. Don’t over bake.
Store in tortilla holder or foil to keep warm.
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I’ve never made homemade tortillas before. Clearly that needs to change!
I’ve never made homemade tortillas. Clearly that needs to change!
Love that adorable little helper you have there! Nothing beats homemade tortillas. I can just smell them now!
These are some gorgeous flour tortillas. What an adorable little helper.
I’ve never made tortillas from scratch, but I’m looking forward to trying them – I have a feeling I may never want to go back to storebought! Your daughter is so cute – she looks like she’s a natural in the kitchen 🙂
What cute kitchen help you have! 🙂 These tortillas look great! Some of my best memories are cooking in the kitchen with my Mom, memories to last a lifetime for sure!
Oh yum! These tortillas look perfect. I’ll have to whip up some of these with a bowl of soup! Food is the best way to reminisce. 🙂
There is nothing better than homemade tortillas. When I lived in Mexico, we picked them up from the lady that made them from her home. Then we would warm them over a the gas stove flame, and put a little butter on them. To die for.
I have always wanted to try these, especially with the other fresh ingredient you have for dinner.
I never have thought to make my own tortillas from scratch before.. but consider how much Mexican I cook and eat – i think it’s something I need to try!
Family recipes with memories are THE BEST and it’s so sweet that you got little Livi to help you, too! These tortillas look SO flawless!
ohhh I never thought about making homemade tortillas! I will have to try this one day.
Why haven’t I made homemade tortillas?! These look awesome!!
There is nothing like a homemade tortilla and it’s a darn shame I don’t make them more often. I can’t wait until my wee one is old enough to help me out in the kitchen! 🙂
I simply have to try these!! And that photo of Livi, she just kills me. CUTIE PIE!
Such a wonderful idea! And I love that you brought your daughter in to help, too 🙂
I still have yet to make my own tortillas. Definitely need to do that!
I want homemade everything – even tortillas. Love this!
Hi, I cannot find Crisco shortening in my country. What should I replace it with?
Check out this link on substitutions for crisco. Let me know if you need anything else. http://www.eatbydate.com/substitutions/shortening-substitute/