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5 from 8 votes

Butter Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortilla are incredibly easy to make!
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: tortillas
Servings: 14 -16
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Karrie


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup salted butter at room temp
  • 1 cup hot water


  • Sift together the all purpose flour, bread flour, baking powder and sea salt into a large bowl. Add the butter to the bowl and using your hands mix the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles course crumbs. Slowly pour the hot water into the crumble mixture and stir together until the mixture become moist and sticks to itself, forming a ball shape. Knead the dough for 3-5 minutes or until the dough can hold its shape better and is less sticky.
  • Cover bowl with tea towel and let rest for 1 hour.
  • After dough has rested, break the dough into 14-16 smaller balls. Cover the balls and let rest an additional 30 minutes.
  • Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Using a well floured rolling pin, take a ball of dough and roll out to a thin round circle, or whatever shape you can manage. Try to roll the tortilla as thin as you can. Carefully place tortilla on hot skillet. Cook for 30-40 seconds or until bubbly and golden. Flip and cook the other side until nice and golden. Repeat with remaining dough balls.
  • Wrap the cooked tortilla in a clean tea towel until ready to eat.
  • Eat right away or once completely cool you can reheat by wrapping tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 20-30 seconds or wrap in foil and warm in the oven.


Serving: 41g | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 113mg | Vitamin A: 205IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.8mg