Flour Tortillas | Easy To Make

In the 21st issue of Taste Magazine I asked the team to please give me a recipe for tortilla wraps. This was way back in April 2007 and since then I have done nothing about the recipe for flour tortillas other than file it for later use. Since then I have continued to buy my wraps from Woolworths, and they are not cheap. Mine may not have been as perfect, but they are great and I am now left wondering why on earth I waited so long to make them. They are so easy and all you need to do is make them about an hour before you want to use them. They need to rest for 30 minutes and so you can go from ingredients to a meal in an hour. I made 4 to see how they would work and the recipe I have given below is for 4 wraps. You can increase the recipe to suit you, as they have be frozen for up to 3 months or left in the fridge for 5 days, once cooled. As they are so easy to make I decided it would be just as easy to make them when I need them. I did not use my tortilla to make a wrap. Instead I decided to serve it with a cold soup.

Cold Cucumber and Avocado Soup With Flour Tortillas
Cold Cucumber and Avocado Soup
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Flour Tortillas

Recipe Category: Bread
All Rights Reserved: Recipe adapted from Taste Magazine issue 21 page 10


  • 180 g flour
  • 1 g salt
  • 1 g sugar
  • 40 g butter
  • 100 mls water


  • sift the flour, salt and sugar into a bowl
  • rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs
  • gradually add the water and mix into a soft dough
  • you may need more or less water, depending on the flour
  • the dough should not be too sticky or too dry
  • divide into 4 balls and place on a lightly greased surface
  • cover with a damp cloth and leave to rest for 30 minutes
  • roll each ball into a circle as thin as you can get it
  • cook each tortilla in a very hot pan for 1 minute per side
  • if it puffs up press down with a spatula
  • use immediately

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62 thoughts on “Flour Tortillas | Easy To Make

  1. Hi Tandy, do you have an adaptation that’s wheat free? E.g. rye flour? Or even whole wheat? I know the content and weight of the flour can change things dramatically and I can never find a workable recipe!

  2. I made wraps this morning for Himself and the Troll (who calls in each day to pick up her sarmies!) I agree they are a breeze to make. My recipe calls for oil rather than butter.

  3. I always have these in the freezer so rarely make wraps but I love the sense of achievement when I do. Your recipe sounds nice and easy so I will try and stop myself being so lazy next time!

  4. I have never made these before and they look so good! Are they really that easy. I had no idea what i was going to make for dinner today and you may have just solved my problem! morning Tandy! c

  5. Wow, they are a lot easier than I expected. I like the wheat & white ones, but I suppose you can experiment. I love chilli on wraps, mmmmmm 🙂

  6. Hi Tandy, wonderful recipe, and now that you can roll the wraps i am sure you would like to try your hand at some wholewheat rotis. Enjoy your weekend.
    I will send you some details on how to make a “healtier wrap”, ASAP

  7. Oi! I’m going to become a huge fan!
    I just love cooking and for the first time ever tried my hand to different stuff like making pickled onions and fresh Chillies with Garlic and ginger for future use.
    Playing my heart out!

  8. Oh Tandy thank you sdo much – this is brilliant for me as although we can get them here they are hideously expensive and always seem to be close to their “sell by” date and have a strange taste. Making them will be cheaper and tastier and quicker than driving a 100km round trip (not that I´d do that just to buy a packet of tortillas)!

    1. Please let me know how they work out! They tasted really good and nothing at all like the store bought version at all. PS welcome home! I see on my reader there are 3 posts for me to play catch up with 🙂

  9. Everything is in grams. How about cups and ounces, for us Americans that lack the metric expertise the rest of the world has. Thank you. Woof.

    1. Sorry, but your cup measures are different to ours, so that would not work. Please see the conversion page on my blog 🙂

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