Ready to go all out for Taco Tuesday? Nothing says “I poured my heart and soul into this meal” than making everything from scratch, down to these Homemade Fluffy Flour Tortillas.
Honestly, I feel like my taco game is pretty strong, but learning how to make these tortillas REALLY brought them to the next level. You just can’t buy fluffy and fresh at the store.
This recipe makes a beautiful flour tortilla that won’t fall apart, even when you over-stuff it (because are you even eating a taco if you aren’t making a mess?).
Homemade Fluffy Flour Tortillas Frequently Asked Questions
No, you can use 3 cups of all-purpose flour instead of doing half and half and still achieve a flour tortilla that doesn’t fall apart.
However, if you want them fluffy as promised, you have to use some bread flour. It has more protein in it, allowing it to rise faster and achieve that fluffiness in the short minute they are toasting.
These flour tortillas will last up to three weeks in the refrigerator and retain their freshness and flavor. You’ll notice that they harden after a couple of days, but don’t worry! If you reheat them properly, they will bounce right back.
There are two easy ways to reheat these tortillas with success.
You can either toast them on a pan again, the same way you do when you cook them, or you can heat them in the microwave between two damp paper towels for 15 seconds. Just wet two paper towels in the sink, and ring them out before placing the tortillas in between them.
No problem! You can do two things to make these tortillas flatter, or both if you want them paper thin. First, reduce the amount of baking soda to 1/2 teaspoon.
The second thing you can do is roll them out super thin. I like them a little thicker and fluffier so I keep some height on them while rolling them out. Just keep in mind the thinner you roll them, the bigger they’ll be, so unless you’re making extra-large tortilla’s for burritos, you may want to reduce the amount of dough you are working with for each tortilla.
These Homemade Fluffy Flour Tortillas will up your taco game by providing a perfectly fresh, soft, and warm base.
Try these tortillas with this Fresh Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa recipe! And maybe some Perfect Creamy Guacamole and Tex-Mex Queso Blanco to start. Okay, I’m getting carried away. May have to be Taco Wednesday tomorrow, too 😂