Homemade flour tortillas


Homemade flour tortillas

Shrimp tacos. Photo, Sian Richards.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup water


  • STIR flour with baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Add oil, while stirring with a fork, until mixture is crumbly. Spoon a well in centre of flour mixture. Pour in water, gradually stirring, until dough comes together. Let stand, covered for 10 min.
  • DIVIDE dough into two portions and shape each into a disc. Cover one disc with plastic wrap while you work with the other disc. Cut disc into 8 equal wedges. Squeeze each wedge into a ball.
  • ROLL out each ball into a 5-in round.
  • HEAT a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add tortilla. Cook until tortilla lifts away from pan and bubbles form, 30 sec to 1 min per side. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Nutrition (per tortilla)

  • Calories
  • 132,
  • Protein
  • 2 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14 g,
  • Fat
  • 7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 163 mg.