We frequently make tacos on Tuesday night and we like to name dinner as “Taco Tuesday”.  Taco Tuesday was a result of us needing a really fast meal on the nights that my daughter had karate class. Now that she doesn’t do karate anymore Taco Tuesday just stuck. This afternoon while the kids played outside I quickly made some homemade flour tortillas to bring Taco Tuesday to the next level. After I called them in my daughter even ate one of the tortillas for a snack.

Flour Tortillas

(from Kiwi magazine, Februrary/March 2011 issue)

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 Tbsp cold butter
  • 1/3 cup cold water, plus more if needed
  • cooking spray for pan

Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. Cut the butter into 1/4-inch chunks and add to the flour mixture. Use a pastry blender to combine the butter with the flour until the mixture resembles pea-size crumbs. Sprinkle the water over the crumbs and stir together with a fork, adding more water until the dough comes together. Form it into a ball and flatten into a disk.

Cut the dough into six equal pieces.

Heat a non-stick skillet oven medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Form one of the pieces of dough into a ball and flatten into a circle with your hand. Dust both sides of the circle with flour and then roll thin with a rolling pin until the circle is about 6 to 8 inches wide. Repeat with each piece of dough and dust with more flour before stacking.

Transfer one tortilla to the hot pan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Watch for air bubbles to appear before flipping the tortilla to cook the other side.

Cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes, until golden brown spots appear, then transfer to a plate and cover with a cloth to keep warm. Repeat the process until all the tortillas are cooked.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave for 15 to 30 seconds.

My daughter rates the flour tortillas  5 stars. My husband rates them  2 stars. My son wouldn’t try them.

I give them  4 stars. The butter shines in this recipe and fresh tortillas were a real treat.  I need to work on making the tortillas into a better circle next time. From start to finish this recipe took about 30 minutes.