Home Cooked Tortillas: Equals Amazing Fajitas

Let me dispel a foolish notion. You do not need a tortilla press to make good tortillas. You need butter, water, flour, and a frying pan. Not only are tortillas simple to make, they will elevate your burrito/taco/fajitas to a new realm of tastiness.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 t. baking powder
1/4 c. unsalted butter

Whisk flour, baking powder and salt together. Cut little pieces of the butter into the flour. Mix in a blender until resembles cornmeal.

Mix in 2/3 c. warm water with a fork until a workable dough forms.

Turn out onto floured surface and knead 3-4 minutes.

Cut dough into 8 pieces for tacos or 4 pieces for burritos. Roll into a ball. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rest 30 minutes.

Roll out each ball to 9 inches (taco) or 11 inches (burrito).

Heat a large cast-iron pan on medium-high. Place tortilla in pan and cook for 20-30 seconds until puffs and brown spots appear on underside.


Turn with tongs and cook an additional 20-30 seconds.

Use the tongs to remove the tortilla from pan, and load the tortilla up! It is best to eat the tortillas right away. The warm tortilla makes the fajita or whatever you make infinitely better.



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