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30Total Time
10Prep Time
20Bake Time
12Makes
easy
Easy

Tortillas

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About our tortilla recipe

Forget shop-bought, try making your own tortillas! They're quick and easy to make and are a healthier alternative to bread.

We suggest adding a teaspoon of herbs or finely chopped chilli pepper for extra heat and enjoy as a lunchtime wrap or a simple evening meal.

Tips for making the best tortillas:

1. What is the secret to making tortillas?

Strong flour is a must, we use Allinson's strong white bread flour.

2. What makes tortillas chewy?

Using the right flour makes tortillas light and chewy.

30Total Time
10Prep Time
20Bake Time
12Makes
easy
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

    Watch our video of Eric Lanlard transforming a tortilla into a breakfast burrito.

  2. Step 2:

    Place the flour, water and salt in a bowl, mix it to a smooth, soft dough and knead for 5 minutes. You may need a little more flour to bring it together if it is very wet. Once you have a smooth ball, cover with some oiled clingfilm and leave to rest for 10 minutes.

  3. Step 3:

    When you are ready to cook, heat an ungreased frying pan on a medium to high heat.

  4. Step 4:

    Divide the dough into 12 equal portions.

  5. Step 5:

    One at a time roll each portion of dough into a ball and using a floured surface and rolling pin, ease into a 20cm circle. Don't worry if your circle isn't perfect, irregular shapes are fine - but if you like you can cut around a saucer to correct it.

  6. Step 6:

    Fry the circle of dough straight away for about 40 seconds each side until evenly cooked. Then put aside on a rack and continue with the next one.

  7. Step 7:

    You can use the tortillas straight away, or let them cool and then wrap until you need them to keep them soft.

Ingredients

    • 250g Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 225ml Warm water

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