How to make Soft Flour Tortillas | Como Hacer Tortillas de Harina


To get started you will need 3 cups of all purpose flour 2 tsp of baking powder and 1 tsp of kosher salt After combining all the ingredients I’m going to give it a good mix. (background music playing) Next i’ll be adding 1/3 cup of vegetable shortening What i’ll do is combine it with my hands (background music plays) Now that its all combined I will be adding 1 full cup of hot water And I know some people like to use boiling water Don’t give yourself third degree burns Just make sure the water is hot enough to be able to melt down some of the lard So it can incorporate better with the flour And I’m just going to be pouring the water little by little while mixing it with my hand of course the water and the flour mixing together will look very tacky your hands are gonna get messy the key here is to continue to knead the flour and water together to make sure our tortillas are nice and supple you want to keep the dough on the wet side so right now that you see me mixing it my hands still look messy and tacky but you DO NOT want to add flour at this point you just want to knead until the dough ball forms and the dough stops sticking to your hand It will still feel a little wet and tacky when your done kneading but if you add flour now your tortillas will lose that supple soft tender texture you’ll end up with a harder tortilla that won’t have elasticity to the dough So that’s why it’s important for you to continue kneading I will be kneading for a good 10 minutes I’m close to the ten minute mark and you can already see how the dough has stopped sticking to my hand and it is nice and soft and supple so you could at this point let it rest for ten to fifteen minutes but before I do that I actually like to seperate the dough balls in to about a dozen pieces so with this recipe it can easily make twelve tortillas but for some reason I don’t know why every time I do this I end up with fourteen but definitely you can have a dozen tortillas or a dozen dough balls, at this point so what I’m doing is just a tuck and turn motion to make the dough ball And you could definitely just roll it out with your hands and shape it into a ball but this is the way my grandma taught me so that’s the way I like to do it so anyways I’m going to go ahead and speed things up and continue forming my dough balls I also wanted to show you by stretching the dough The elasticity you achieve when you knead it and let it rest and this is what we are looking for because the elasticity you find in your dough is what you are going to find in your finished product or in your tortilla So. Anyways. Now that that’s done I ended up, once again, with my fourteen I tried for twelve but I always end up with fourteen Now I am just going to cover all of my dough balls with a damp paper towel I will be letting this dough rest for a good ten minutes you could even go as long as fifteen minutes but ten minutes at least Now that my dough balls have restes for a good ten minutes I am going to go ahead and start rolling my tortillas out and you can see how soft the dough looks This would also be a good opportunity to gradually bring your comal or whatever pan you are going to make your tortillas in, up to heat you want to bring it up to a medium high heat I’ve just floured my working surface and I’m going to flour my rolling pin and my dough ball and now I’m just going to start rolling them out it’s not a perfect circle but, you know some what of a circle and by the time I start getting in to my third or fourth tortilla rolling it out I’m sure they’ll start to look better but for some reason, that first one, doesn’t quite make a circle shape Since I am making tortillas by myself I like to get a head start on about two tortillas and I’ll hang them on the side of the bowl and once I get to rolling out the second one I’m gonna go ahead and start cooking my tortillas I’ve pre heated my cast iron skillet this is what i’ll be using to make my tortillas in and I am just going to real time I’m going to show you how long it takes for those air bubble to start forming I’m just want to show you how long I cook the tortilla on the first side and once I flip it over I’ll speed things up Okay so now that I’m done with all of my tortillas I just wanted to show you you can buy one of those tortilla warmers, but I just use a plate lined with a paper towel and aluminum here I just wanted to demonstrate how supple soft and pliable these tortillas are you can fold them, shape them and and Viola! they go right back in to shape with out breaking or tearing and I also wanted to show you my favorite way to eat tortillas and that is with a delicious breakfast taco here I have my homemade Mexican chorizo and for this recipe you can wait till the end of the video and click on the video icon it’ll take you straight there or you can go to my Gochujang Mama You Tube channel for this recipe and more the aroma in my kitchen right now is childhood all over again nothing bets a freshly made flour tortilla and a homemade breakfast taco I certainly hope you guys try this recipe it’s delicious and as always the recipe for these tortillas will be located in the description box below I hope you give this recipe a try I hope you like it and thanks for watching! 🙂

100 thoughts on “How to make Soft Flour Tortillas | Como Hacer Tortillas de Harina

  1. So the first time I let your video play as I made my tortillas they came out perfect except for being shaped like Texas lol because for some reason I can’t make them round .but the second time I already knew the ingredients because I wrote them down made them again the dough was soft and smooth but very sticky ( even kneeding it extra and adding a little bit more flour) it seem like it would’ve been great for bread but as far as rolling them out they kept shrinking back as I rolled the only thing different was the baking powder ,I got a new can of baking powder does that make sense ? What do you think I did wrong?

  2. Finally a recipe that’s right !!! So many are without the key ingredient , backing soda ..this is the original recipe and how it’s done !

  3. I like this recipe. The kneading was a stretch. I watched my mother make tortillas since I was little. She didn't knead. And since mine are always never the same I thought I'd do these. Think I got it now. Thanks so much. Second thing, do you whip the lard for tamales?

  4. Thank you for a great tutorial…I am going to try this one and just subscribed to your channel. Hope to find some more good things to make. God bless…

  5. This is just how you make the dough for gyoza (Japanese dumplings) except without the baking powder and it rests for 30mins.

  6. These are the BEST tortillas I've seen yet. I'm definitely going to give it a try. Thank you for all your awesome recipes.

  7. Has anyone used Self Rising flour?? Curious.. because I dont have all purpose on hand..Thanks! Simply mamá I luv your cooking method & recipes🤤❤☺

  8. Home made Flour Tortillas are one of life's greatest treats and I GUARANTEE that once you get the hang of them you would never EVER buy them again!!

  9. This video is so therapeutic. Thank you for showing us millennials how to easily make homemade tortillas de harina! 😍🙌🏽

  10. After seeing this I don’t think I could eat another store bought tortilla, I ate some the other day and it just made my tacos taste artificial and rubbery really ruined the rest of the good ingredients.

  11. Curious if a tortilla press would work instead of rolling. I know it sounds like a simple question, but am wondering if you have tried. My Grandmother always just slapped corn tortillas between her hands and I don't recall her making flour tortillas. Her consistency was amazing for just using her hands. Thank you for sharing.

  12. I made 2 batches today: 1 with lard AND 1 with shortening. Neither came out as soft as yours! Maybe I was kneading them too "hard"? I did it for 10 minutes each time, then let them rest for 10- 15 minutes. Any suggestions on why they may not have been as soft as yours?

  13. Huevos con chorizo….is like heaven for those of us who grew up with that morning breakfast smell. Amazing😎🔥🔥🔥

  14. Those are Definately the BEST tortillas I've ever seen in my 67 years!!! Thanks to your grandmother & you for the recipe!!!!!!!!!!

  15. This is the 2nd recipe I've tried and Everytime my tortillas taste like straight up flour and they're not soft. I've turned my stove way down, added more water less water more Crisco less crisco. Idk what's wrong

  16. Amazing! I just made teem, and even though I was sure I will fail, like always, these came out amazing and super delicious. Very easy recipe that anyone can count on. I actually used olive oil which gave it really nice taste.

  17. How I used to love buelitas fresh , fluffy, and fantastic flour tortillas straight out of the comal!

    Poor grama! We would huddle around her like a pack of hungry African painted wild dogs with Parkay® on one hand and a butter knife on other! . . .
    🌯 🌮 🌯

    She had to run us off until dinner! 😆

    Great tortillas Mama Gochujang! 👍

  18. Thank You I always wanted to know the recipe for tortillas Yours is a simple and good way to make em Same with chorizo I'm going to add tour salsa and cheese to ur egg and chorizo burrito Your food all looks really good You should have a book or a show like Rachel Ray

  19. When I cooked mine they came out kinda hard and no air bubbles when cooking . The taste was good and the dough itself feels good… dont kno what went wrong??? Any ideas?

  20. This recipe turned out amazing for me first try. I ended up with 13 and they were gone in a day. Now I’m making more to bring to my sisters tomorrow. They were such good texture and very plyable the next day

  21. Thanks for the video I finally learned how to make tortillas been asking my mom for ages she never showed me I finally mustered the courage watch the video and finally ate tortillas with chorizo and huevos like Mom's used to make

  22. My tortillas came out good. Thanks for your tutorial. Just have a problem. When I do the tortilla they never bubble the way yours does. They come out ok but it doesn’t make that big bubble. Any suggestions??

  23. I have been watching your videos for years. You are a great instructor. My question is have you ever used a electric tortilla press for flour tortillas and if so did you like it? I have tried your recipe with my 10 inch Brentwood press and the tortillas come out thick and flat. No bubbles.

  24. I made these using the measurements by weight. They came out more like roti than tortillas. Very greasy but taste amazing. Any tips from anyone?

  25. Does it matter what you cook them on??? Comal, cast iron skillet, griddle, regular pan?? I have tried 3 different recipes on a griddle… no bueno. Excited to try yours.

  26. I am half white and half Mexican. My Mexican grandma used to make tortillas as well as other Mexican dishes my whole life. But I never bothered to delve more into the culture of my Mexican roots until Watching several of your videos. Keep being amazing and inspiring others. I’ll be watching! And taking notes! 🙂

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