How to make tortillas in under five minutes

Learn how to make tortillas so you can enjoy fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas and more – it's quick and easy

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Want to know how to make tortillas? Chances are your local supermarket is completely sold out of tortilla wraps, right now. But rather than writing off fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas and other tasty meals altogether, why not have a go at making your own? It's easier than you might think and will take less than five minutes.

What's more, the beauty of tortillas is that you can pack them with whatever you have hanging around in the fridge. Whether that's a solo chicken breast, or slice of steak, a load of leftover veggies that can be seasoned and roasted in the oven, half a tin of chickpeas, tinned tuna and sweetcorn or a chunk of cheese.

All you'll need to get started is some self raising flour, warm water and a salt and olive oil. Keep scrolling to discover how to make tasty tortillas. Then, head over to our food hub for more recipe ideas and inspiration.

How to make tortillas 

Ingredients:

  • Self-raising flour, 400 grams
  • Warm water, 300 ml
  • Salt, a pinch
  • Olive oil, a good glug

Method:

1. Place your flour and salt to a bowl, ensuring they're combined. At the same time, combine your oil and water in a measuring jug.

2. Pour your liquid mixture into the bowl containing dry ingredients and mix until you achieve a dough-like consistency.

3. Lightly dust your surface with flour, then remove your dough from the bowl and knead gently for a couple of minutes.

4. Split your dough into sections – this mixture should make around eight large tortillas, or 12 small ones. Use a rolling pin to achieve your desired shape and size.

5. Add a good glug of olive oil to your frying pan and heat to a medium temperature. Then, add each of your tortillas to the pan, in turn, cooking for around a minute, or until golden brown in colour.