This homemade flour tortilla recipe is warm, fluffy, and delicious. This is a super easy to make, contains real ingredients, and has absolutely no preservatives. It is super soft, pliable, and is perfect for carnitas tacos, fish tacos, burritos, fajitas, and taquitos. No special equipment is required, except for a rolling pin and a skillet. Best of all, you can make homemade tortillas in only 30 minutes!
– flour - butter or margarine – milk
Add milk and butter to a small saucepan. Heat over low-medium heat until the butter is melted. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
Add flour and salt to a medium-size bowl and mix well. A KitchenAid mixer is handy if you have one. Add the warmed milk and butter mixture, and mix well with the flour until the dough forms a smooth, round ball.
Divide dough in half. Then, cut each half in half. Divide each half into 4 balls. You will have 16 balls of dough. Cover with plastic wrap to keep the dough warm.
On a floured work surface, spread out extra flour, and roll out each ball of dough until it just starts to become translucent, about 1/8" thickness.
Preheat a skillet over medium heat and add 1 or 2 tablespoons of olive oil to grease the pan to prevent sticking. Cook each tortilla just until it starts to get golden brown spots, about 1-2 minutes. Flip the tortillas and cook for 1 minute on the other side. Remove cooked tortillas to a plate and cover with a tea towel to keep warm. Repeat for remaining tortillas.