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Handmade Flour Tortillas

This recipe comes from a Mexican restaurant in Old Down San Diego. They are famous for these handmade flour tortillas!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 3 oz softened butter
  • 1 cup warm water


  • Preheat a griddle, grill or pan. In a mixing bowl stir flour and salt together.
  • Cut in the softened butter. There can be a few small pieces but you don't want any large chunks of butter.
  • Add about 2/3 of the water and mix the dough together. Continue adding the remaining water as necessary until the dough comes together in a soft ball.
  • Portion the dough into 12-18 equal sized pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and set aside.
  • Dust work surface lightly with flour and use a rolling pin to roll out each tortilla. Transfer to the hot griddle and cook for 15-20sec per side or until they puff up and turn golden brown.
Keyword tortillas