Flour Tortillas

Makes 8 small tortillas.

NOTE: work the dough as little as possible.

  • 2 C All-purpose flour
  • 3/4 t Salt
  • 3/4 t Baking powder
  • 3 T Olive oil
  • 1/2 C (plus a bit more) just boiled water
  1. Combine dry ingredients.
  2. Add olive oil and incorporate into flour mixture. It should look like a very coarse meal with bigger chunks and smaller chunks.
  3. Slowly mix in boiled water to make a soft but not sticky dough. Work as little as possible.
  4. Form dough into a rough ball, wrap with plastic wrap, and rest for 45 minutes.
  5. Heat gas grill to high.
  6. Cut dough into 8 equal sections and form into balls working the dough as little as possible.
  7. Roll each ball into a roundish 6″  tortilla about 1/8″ thick. Do not overwork.
  8. Place on hot grill for about 30 seconds or until bottom has brown sear marks and bubbles appear on the top.
  9. Turn over and grill for another 30 seconds or so, or until brown spots appear.
  10. Wrap in a dish towel to keep warm and moist until serving.