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Homemade Flour Tortillas Using a Pasta Maker

Servings 16 small tortilla shells


  • 1 3/4 C all purpose flour more for dusting with
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 C hot water not boiling


  • Place the flour, salt and baking powder in a food processor and pulse a couple times to mix.
  • Turn the speed to low and drizzle in the oil.
  • Drizzle in the hot water until it is all incorporated.
  • Turn the dough out onto a clean surface and knead 9 or 10 times.
  • Cut the dough into 16 equal pieces and roll into balls.
  • Place the dough pieces on a clean plate and cover with plastic for 30 minutes.
  • To make the tortillas, take each piece of dough and flatten it into a round disc.
  • Dust with flour on both sides.
  • Run the disc through the pasta maker on the widest setting and lowest speed.
  • Turn the disc a quarter turn and run through again.
  • Turn the width setting a notch up and run through again.
  • Continue turning the width setting a notch higher and running the dough through until you reach the 4th width setting.
  • The dough should be thin enough that you can see your hand through it.
  • Dust each side with a little flour again and place on a plate.
  • Cover with a kitchen towel to keep from drying out.
  • Continue processing each piece of dough.
  • To cook, place a very dry skillet over med/high heat.
  • When the skillet is very hot, place one of the tortillas in by the edge.
  • If the skillet is hot enough, you'll hear a slight sizzle.
  • If not, turn the heat up a little to adjust.
  • Cook the tortilla on the first side until you see large bubbles appear and the dough looks like it's beginning to cook through to the top.
  • Flip the tortilla over and press down with a spatula to cook the other side until browned lightly.
  • Place the hot tortilla on a kitchen towel and cover while cooking the rest of them.
  • Serve the warm tortillas with your favorite taco fixin's.


Recipe by: Connie Murray @Happybellyfoodie.com