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Flour Tortilla Recipe

Inspired by Joshua Weissman's 5 Ingredient Homemade Flour Tortillas and a bunch of reddit comments about making the perfect mission style flour tortilla.

You can just mix all the ingredients together, then roll out but I find letting the dough autolyse for 30mins before adding the oil and salt makes the tortilla's extra soft and tasty.


  • 350g plain white flour
  • 190ml warm water
  • 6g salt
  • 33g oil


  1. Mix 350g of flour and 190ml water a shaggy mess. Doesn't have to be fully mixed. Just make sure most of the flour is hydrated.
  2. Leave the flour/water mixture to autolyse for 30-40 minutes.
  3. Mix autolysed dough with 33g of oil and 6g of salt.
  4. Knead until salt is disolved and oil incorporated.
  5. Cut into 16 approx. 35g balls (use scales - it makes them all nice and even)
  6. Pre-heat a cast iron skittet or BBQ - you want it as hot as it gets.
  7. Roll out each ball into a circle. Get it as thin as possible.
  8. Place the rolled out ball into the pan. Cook until bubles start to form - then flip and repeat. You don't want to get it too brown (it's better to be undercooked and soft then overcooked and crispy).
  9. Place cooked tortilla into a teatowel so it retains some heat.
  10. Repeat with the remaining balls of dough.

Then fill with whatever ingredients tickle your fancy.


Rolling out
Rolling out
Ready to flip
Ready to flip
All done
All done

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