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How to make Soft Flour Tortillas | Como Hacer Tortillas de Harina

August 20, 2019

To get started you will need 3 cups of all purpose flour 2 tsp of baking powder and 1 tsp of kosher salt After combining all the ingredients I’m going to give it a good mix. (background music playing) Next i’ll be adding 1/3 cup of vegetable shortening What i’ll do is combine it with my hands (background music plays) Now that its all combined I will be adding 1 full cup of hot water And I know some people like to use boiling water Don’t give yourself third degree burns Just make sure the water is hot enough to be able to melt down some of the lard So it can incorporate better with the flour And I’m just going to be pouring the water little by little while mixing it with my hand of course the water and the flour mixing together will look very tacky your hands are gonna get messy the key here is to continue to knead the flour and water together to make sure our tortillas are nice and supple you want to keep the dough on the wet side so right now that you see me mixing it my hands still look messy and tacky but you DO NOT want to add flour at this point you just want to knead until the dough ball forms and the dough stops sticking to your hand It will still feel a little wet and tacky when your done kneading but if you add flour now your tortillas will lose that supple soft tender texture you’ll end up with a harder tortilla that won’t have elasticity to the dough So that’s why it’s important for you to continue kneading I will be kneading for a good 10 minutes I’m close to the ten minute mark and you can already see how the dough has stopped sticking to my hand and it is nice and soft and supple so you could at this point let it rest for ten to fifteen minutes but before I do that I actually like to seperate the dough balls in to about a dozen pieces so with this recipe it can easily make twelve tortillas but for some reason I don’t know why every time I do this I end up with fourteen but definitely you can have a dozen tortillas or a dozen dough balls, at this point so what I’m doing is just a tuck and turn motion to make the dough ball And you could definitely just roll it out with your hands and shape it into a ball but this is the way my grandma taught me so that’s the way I like to do it so anyways I’m going to go ahead and speed things up and continue forming my dough balls I also wanted to show you by stretching the dough The elasticity you achieve when you knead it and let it rest and this is what we are looking for because the elasticity you find in your dough is what you are going to find in your finished product or in your tortilla So. Anyways. Now that that’s done I ended up, once again, with my fourteen I tried for twelve but I always end up with fourteen Now I am just going to cover all of my dough balls with a damp paper towel I will be letting this dough rest for a good ten minutes you could even go as long as fifteen minutes but ten minutes at least Now that my dough balls have restes for a good ten minutes I am going to go ahead and start rolling my tortillas out and you can see how soft the dough looks This would also be a good opportunity to gradually bring your comal or whatever pan you are going to make your tortillas in, up to heat you want to bring it up to a medium high heat I’ve just floured my working surface and I’m going to flour my rolling pin and my dough ball and now I’m just going to start rolling them out it’s not a perfect circle but, you know some what of a circle and by the time I start getting in to my third or fourth tortilla rolling it out I’m sure they’ll start to look better but for some reason, that first one, doesn’t quite make a circle shape Since I am making tortillas by myself I like to get a head start on about two tortillas and I’ll hang them on the side of the bowl and once I get to rolling out the second one I’m gonna go ahead and start cooking my tortillas I’ve pre heated my cast iron skillet this is what i’ll be using to make my tortillas in and I am just going to real time I’m going to show you how long it takes for those air bubble to start forming I’m just want to show you how long I cook the tortilla on the first side and once I flip it over I’ll speed things up Okay so now that I’m done with all of my tortillas I just wanted to show you you can buy one of those tortilla warmers, but I just use a plate lined with a paper towel and aluminum here I just wanted to demonstrate how supple soft and pliable these tortillas are you can fold them, shape them and and Viola! they go right back in to shape with out breaking or tearing and I also wanted to show you my favorite way to eat tortillas and that is with a delicious breakfast taco here I have my homemade Mexican chorizo and for this recipe you can wait till the end of the video and click on the video icon it’ll take you straight there or you can go to my Gochujang Mama You Tube channel for this recipe and more the aroma in my kitchen right now is childhood all over again nothing bets a freshly made flour tortilla and a homemade breakfast taco I certainly hope you guys try this recipe it’s delicious and as always the recipe for these tortillas will be located in the description box below I hope you give this recipe a try I hope you like it and thanks for watching! 🙂


  • Reply David Denison July 13, 2019 at 5:35 am

    U gotta try frying them also We used to roll some out & cut with table knife into strips or square shape stick in hot oil and boom flip it take out. Cooks fast. Put some sugar and cinnamon or my favorite use honey. Enjoy

  • Reply The Direwolf July 13, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Is there any substitute for lard I could use?

  • Reply AJ Godwin July 13, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    first you said you were using vegetable oil, then later you refer to it as lard. Whats up w that?

  • Reply Javier Mendoza July 14, 2019 at 12:28 am


  • Reply Jen Er July 14, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Sorry pls wear glove.🙄

  • Reply Aparna Belvalkar July 14, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    So nice!! We make it everyday, it is called Roti.

  • Reply Alysa Garza July 14, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    I tried your recipe!! I was brave and tried it lol sadly they came out so so but I believe it’s because I used oil instead of shortening. Next time I am going to try shortening. Thank you for sharing!!!

  • Reply F1 XTroopx HanaleiSurf1 July 15, 2019 at 12:40 am

    1:37 You kinda roasted me…

  • Reply HiSkippy 0411 July 15, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Yummy!! Thank You!!

  • Reply Muskrat Outdoors July 15, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I worked for Sombrero Ranch in Colorado back in the 1980's. One of the cooks was an illegal alien lady from Mexico. She spoke no English, but damn that gal could cook! She made the best tortillas I have ever had! I would steal them from her right off the skillet until she got mad at me for eating so many! Wow…..I'm drooling just thinking back on it…….

  • Reply MinaOlivia Villarreal July 15, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    About to try this tortilla recipe. Thank you.

  • Reply mzzlizz July 15, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Used your equations and it was perfect!

  • Reply Tiger God July 16, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Can you leave the dough overnight for the next day?

  • Reply Joe Rodriguez July 17, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    CORN Tortillas are better with Chorizo with lemon. Flour tortillas are good with meat, Monterey Jack cheese

  • Reply Joe Rodriguez July 17, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    My mommy didn’t know how to cook.

  • Reply Moms7er ! July 18, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Just made these and doubled the recipe. I never got these right before because I always added extra flour. They came out delicious and soft. Thanks for this!!

  • Reply Holy Moly July 18, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks ma

  • Reply Nevyn Aguilar July 18, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    I watch a lot of cooking videos, to learn. This video really seemed like you put special attention to the flour tortilla making process to honor your grandma. She is proud of you, I am sure. The flour tortillas look so good.

  • Reply Denija Thapa July 18, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    hlo sis how to get baking powder

  • Reply Nikee Andrade July 19, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Looks so good❤

  • Reply King-Bergen _ July 19, 2019 at 2:02 am

    How do I substitute for shortening?

  • Reply JustAmy July 19, 2019 at 7:45 am

    This was one of the first things my mom taught me how to make when I was around 7 or 8

  • Reply Flora Olson July 19, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    OMG!… I made this and yum!!…had to try it with some Spam… yeah I know… But couldn't resist 😏 for some peanut butter!😁 Thank you for this recipe 😊

  • Reply Mike DeSena July 20, 2019 at 1:38 am

    thanks! this is basically the recipe we use…but we never measure. this gives us the exact measurements and leaves the guesswork behind.

  • Reply Dani Revilla July 20, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Now i know how to make tortillas thank you for sharing this video

  • Reply David Black July 21, 2019 at 1:28 am

    I have made this twice now and can't get 12 I have gotten 10 and 9 but the second time instead of skillet cooking I dropped them in my fryer and then sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon for a quick dessert.

  • Reply Brian torrez July 21, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    In your ingredients it says 1/4 cup of oil if using. Does that mean you can use something like canola oil or corn oil instead of using lard or shortening?

  • Reply Olga Cuevas July 22, 2019 at 3:22 am

    Just saw this video. They look delicious. I Agree with all you did, but I still like to use hot hot water and stir with a spoon until I feel comfortable enough to use my hands, just something I got used to doing from my. God bless mom.

  • Reply Jenna Calderon July 22, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    What am I doing wrong ??? Mine don't bubble up like hers and they are coming out hard instead of soft😒. Please help ..

  • Reply Jehová_mi_Padre July 24, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Well after many tries I finally made some decent tortillas. I learned that there is an art to rolling out the tortillas. I was pressing on the dough with the rolling pin so hard, I could have squeezed out the shortening. So, when I started to press gently my tortillas took form. However, I noticed that your tortillas looked pretty big. About he big should these tortillas be? Oh, and I too came out with 14 tortillas.

  • Reply Rogelio Villarreal July 24, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    I took your ideas on what you did on those flour tortillas and met some great chorizo and bean and chicken and cheesy and beef jalapeno chimichangas

  • Reply M Curley July 24, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    This is close to how we make fry bread and dry bread (tortilla). With the tortilla we just don't roll them out.

  • Reply Sejong Gong July 25, 2019 at 2:31 am

    고추장(gochujang) 엄마??(mama)??

  • Reply Lizanne Pallasigui July 25, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Hi Gochujang Mama! Do you have any alternatives for veg. shortening?

  • Reply Julie Arnold July 25, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    I don’t have a cast iron skillet. Can I use a regular pan?

  • Reply GIMMESHELTER50 July 26, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    10 Minutes?????? My Mama never kneaded that long! She had to make supper for 8!!

  • Reply Teresa Salcedo July 26, 2019 at 5:18 pm


  • Reply mary giron July 27, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Coffee ☕ and tortillas 🌮 de arina delicious plate 👽

  • Reply Mina Rosered July 27, 2019 at 3:05 am

    You can also throw the ingredients in a food processor. No way I'm going to knead for 10 minutes to make "thordtillas"

  • Reply Adam Gutierrez July 27, 2019 at 4:35 am

    Just like my mom and my Nana❤️

  • Reply Jessica B July 27, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Made a double batch, very good

  • Reply I'm not surprised July 27, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    I love this recipe. My family love them too. I have made so many batches. There is no comparison to the hand kneading when it comes to making the best tortillas for our loved once. It's worth it I don't mind the 10 mins. It makes all the difference in my experience with this recipe. This is the best way to make homemade flour tortillas from the 💓 heart. After all we love our family❣️. Thank you guchujang Mama for another delicious lifetime recipe.

  • Reply Mightys Chaos July 28, 2019 at 4:20 am

    Ok so ive used two of your recipes to learn how to make new things ive never cooked. Both times I was happy. Ypur videos are really helping me. My tortillas weren't exactly like yours but they wete still yummy!

  • Reply Jenntalia26 July 28, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    They look so good

  • Reply RichE Williams July 30, 2019 at 5:48 am

    Delicious maCho ❤😘🙏

  • Reply Michelle Hoaks July 30, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Thanks you this Michelle in Jesus name we pray amen

  • Reply GINA KYRIAKOPOULOS July 30, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    What can I use as a substitute for lard?

  • Reply Helena Rylander July 30, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Can I use a dough hook to knead??

  • Reply Anu Pradhan July 31, 2019 at 1:24 am

    what is vegetables shortening?

  • Reply GeorgiaIsOnMyMind July 31, 2019 at 4:13 am

    Thank You for sharing. Did my heart warm when you mentioned that your grandmother had taught you this. God bless her. Asalamualaikum!

  • Reply Michal Viktorin July 31, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Why everybody does just one recipe? I know at least 3 base versions and I lot of stuff you can add to make it different.
    Three basic types: 1. Dough with yeast (pizza dough) 2. Yeastless dough with a lot of lard or oil 3. Baking powder dough 4. Dough softened with milk, cream or yogurt.
    Then you can do combinations, like you can add beer, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika powder, minced herbs…..

  • Reply Kassem Shahrour July 31, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    I don't have vegetable shortening around here , so can i use veg oil? Thanks

  • Reply Lucero O July 31, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    will be making them today my first time wish me luck.

  • Reply Khardellen August 1, 2019 at 12:22 am

    OMG seeing them bubble it’s so SATISFYING

  • Reply mindre begavet August 1, 2019 at 12:51 am

    you got me at Kosher Salt

  • Reply Laila Adame August 1, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Thank you so much for this video I have learned alot😊💕

  • Reply cha August 1, 2019 at 2:28 am

    U mean my balls 😂

  • Reply Wandering Veteran August 1, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    ¡Que rica!

  • Reply Diogenes thehorsefan August 2, 2019 at 8:31 am

    These remind me of Indian Punjabi chapati's/Roti's. The flour mixture is a little different, but the rest of the process is the same.

  • Reply Maria Lsma August 2, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Hi can you tell me what brand of flour did you used because I used Pillsbury and they didn’t turn out like yours

  • Reply TNP _ August 2, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    I have to say these are the best looking tortillas I've ever seen!! I just had one question, is there any substitution for the shortening?

  • Reply Yolanda Wilson August 3, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Excellent so easy to do.

  • Reply Bishop James August 3, 2019 at 2:23 am

    Might try to make a batch of these tonight

  • Reply Steven Aguilar August 3, 2019 at 2:30 am

    I couldn't imagine a world without Tortillas, or Mexican food period…. but real Mexican or real Tex-Mex food. Not that wannabe bull shit "taco bell" or "taco villa" or anything else. It has to be real Mexican or real Tex-mex.

  • Reply Mario Guerrero August 3, 2019 at 4:49 am

    What is the brand of the flour? The link below doesn't work anymore.

  • Reply Maria Fernandes August 3, 2019 at 12:17 pm


  • Reply Melody Moreno August 3, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    A cheese Quesada sounds good

  • Reply Amy Chenault August 3, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Do these have to be eaten immediately, or can they be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator, or freezer?

  • Reply Peter D August 3, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    i tried this and it didnt come out as soft as yours. i added all the same measured ingredients in the video ='[

  • Reply Scott Sharp August 4, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Beautiful thanks for sharing such wisdom&knowledge ❤️💛💚

  • Reply Ralph Redsky August 5, 2019 at 6:45 am

    This was a Really great recipe! I followed it to a tee and they came out delicious, even my mother in law loved them thank you!!

  • Reply Robin. Verne August 6, 2019 at 3:56 am

    Thank you!

  • Reply Lisa Garcia August 7, 2019 at 12:48 am

    I found that the longer you work the masa the tougher it becomes.

  • Reply Maxine Bethel August 7, 2019 at 3:27 am

    You make it looks so easy making those tortillas that I would love to try to make some but I know mine would not turn out like yours but it looks so simple and easy too good to be true LOL just kidding honey but you do a fine job wish we were neighbors you could teach me a lot

  • Reply Margaret Whippy August 7, 2019 at 4:25 am

    beautiful love all your recipes

  • Reply danny Vandagriff August 8, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Very nice.

  • Reply Dean Johnson August 8, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Omg simply mama I just made them and I got 14 too, I thought it was funny. They were excellent! Made a great breakfast taco, eggs, pepperoni and fried potatoes. Topped with some homemade salsa I made with Chile arbol. Nice and spicy. Thank you so much for posting your video💯

  • Reply Nathan Beard August 8, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Did you use any oil in the pan so it doesn't stick? It looked pretty dry! Just curious.

  • Reply Gloria LaForm August 9, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Don't know what I may have done wrong but these tortillas I made came out very hard! I reduced my lard to just 312 tablespoons of lard and only 1 tsp of baking powder from tips I received and they were great. I thought I'd add that for others encountering the same problem

  • Reply cathy 02 August 9, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Hi dalaw nman dn po sakin..i love cooking too

  • Reply cathy 02 August 9, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Done subscribed sub nman dn po sakin😊thanks

  • Reply Shark Girl August 10, 2019 at 4:37 am

    I'm hungry now. Bien provecho😂❤

  • Reply V Denton August 10, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    I must brag about where I am near New Mexico almost in Hatch Green Chile land where there's nothing like Hatch Green Chile

  • Reply Jessica Prieto August 11, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Thanks for sharing! I was wondering where you got the bowl your using?

  • Reply Yajaira Bazan August 11, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Ok so I do every thing exactly as your recipe of these amazing tortillas but mine do NOT come out with that elasticity like yours. They don't turn out with the same softness. Is it maybe the brand of the flour that I'm using?

  • Reply Tyler Hughes August 12, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Mine turned out too stiff and not soft at all

  • Reply Todd Tomaszewski August 12, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    she is such a sweet pea.

  • Reply Charlene Vera August 13, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    I can smell the chorizo through my screen.

  • Reply r c August 14, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Good recipe… Tortilla is exactly like one of Indian flatbreads called chapati/ roti/ fulka… There are many many many more options in flatbreads in Indian subcontinent with variety of grain options. Whole wheat flat bread too…

  • Reply lovelife02 August 14, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    This looks so good I'm totally going to try to make this

  • Reply Leon 3 August 15, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Hi I did it the way you told me and the tortillas came out more like pita bread. A firm saucer rather than a flexible tortilla

  • Reply howard campbell August 15, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    great video!. my daughter and i love cooking and baking. looks like we are making tortilla's tomorrow 😀

  • Reply Camille Routt August 16, 2019 at 12:32 am

    Beautiful tortillas

  • Reply Carol Tellier August 16, 2019 at 4:45 am

    I’m drooling!! Never had one homemade and I love four tortillas

  • Reply Tad Rogers August 17, 2019 at 12:31 am

    I tried it and came out a bit crusty,if try and roll it breaks,I used vegetable oil

  • Reply Betty Boop August 17, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    I followed your recipe why did mine come out hard and crispy lol

  • Reply JT Holodnick August 18, 2019 at 2:04 am

    Seemed so easy, thank you very much. Going to try these next time I do our family pork mole.

  • Reply Famoustoker Snapchat:famoustoker August 19, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    They came out perfect I’m glad you said not to add more flour I almost did and then it started to not stick👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻PERFECT!

  • Reply freya lund August 20, 2019 at 12:25 am

    I can't wait to try and make these! You make them look easy as well as a pleasure to make. Thank you.

  • Reply CROTONE Kroton August 20, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Beautiful ❤❤❤

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