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

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! 🙂

100 comments on “How to make Soft Flour Tortillas | Como Hacer Tortillas de Harina”

  1. Jaaa C says:


  2. Al Schuck says:

    When I saw yours I knew that they were the ones I grew up on in East L.A. I miss the food the food so much

  3. Kent Lawson says:

    I think i'm in love !!!!

  4. gabriel madrid says:

    Any woman out there younger then 30 that actually get down in the kitchen like this? Just wondering…. hit the like if you do.

  5. Cara Cox says:

    Great video

  6. Handsome Rob The Barber says:

    This was the best recipe ever thank you!

  7. Nancy Caballero says:

    You made everything nice, simple and clear to understand. I will make some tortillas, thank you for sharing.

  8. James Dooling says:

    I just made this recipe without alteration. I was skeptical about the Crisco instead of lard, but I think maybe that's what made them so pillowy. Delicious. Making migas right now to fill them for dinner!

  9. LIFE WITH 6 KIDS says:

    What if we dont have vegetable shortening?? What can I use?

  10. Teresa G says:

    Me dio hambre 😩

  11. Cesar Burgos says:

    You can add oregano garlic powder pepper and salt if you want more flavor throw some chopped rosemary it taste good


    Errr me gerd can't handle the goodness. shared. making them too.

  13. Ava says:

    What does shortening means ? Is that butter ?

  14. S Princessa says:

    These tortillas are AMAZING! Made them today and the whole family loved them. Thank you for sharing

  15. KoiNadi says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe… I gave it a shot and they turned out perfect…only problem was it wasn't enough for my kids and had to make more hehe 😍😙😙😙😙💖

  16. Mary C says:

    Lard would be better.

  17. charlotte h says:

    Definitely gonna try this out !!!

  18. Katrina Berdou says:

    I look at your hands and can just tell you make good tortillas

  19. D Lee says:

    💕 Wow ! I don't know what to say. I'm in love !! 😍😋
    I don't know WHY anyone thumb's downed this, but it looks wonderful to me !! Thank you !! 💖👋🏼

  20. Esta Hadassah says:

    It's mouthwatering😋! I can't wait to try😇

  21. hope rise says:

    Hello, I followed the recipe exactly with the same ingredients but mine came out hard and dry 😞 I added 1 cup of hot water but I don’t think it’s enough maybe. Help!

  22. Pinto Tr says:

    I did something wrong, mine didnt puff up. They were hard. What did i do wrong??

  23. riffle queen says:

    a RING on?!!

  24. N. C. says:

    Mmmm I’ll will try this!
    I remember my grandmother making us fresh tortillas while eating beans and eggs, thanks

  25. Paulina Hijar says:

    Thank you for sharing!! Now I know why mine were hard, I added too much flour.

  26. Julian Rivera says:

    Do I absolutely need baking powder

  27. mary cisneros says:

    Beans eggs or papa con chorizo with tortillas de harina are the best 🔥

  28. msJuanita86 says:

    These tortillas look delicious!!!<3<3<3

  29. Bo Beagley says:

    You don't need any kind of spray or oil in the cast iron pan?

  30. Sam Harper says:

    Your grandma was correct.

  31. Heidi Hunt says:

    Yummmmm! 😋

  32. marisol huerta says:

    Did u add more than one cup of water

  33. Starswake says:

    OMG that thumbnail is gorgeous! Flour tortillas made with love 😉

  34. Meghan Tomlinson says:

    I make these all the Time my recipe doesn't call for any baking powder …they're delicious .

  35. typisoha says:

    Se puede usar sal regular?? Tu abuela y su abuela usaban kosher salt????

  36. Psychic Amber says:


  37. Jacob Najar says:

    I love your Channel you show everything that I grew up eating all this is so delicious and it's all comfort food to me a crap eating all this including deer meat elk. rabbit everything love your videos

  38. Sarah J says:

    These tortillas literally helped me survive through horrible morning sickness (HG) they are amazing and I subbed to your channel!!! Thank you!

  39. Mystic Moonlight says:


  40. Irene Diaz says:

    Thank you for explaining why not add additional flour. I know now the best way to make them.♡

  41. Shaz Bonny says:

    This is how I've always made mine but half the lard and sub with bacon grease. I can't make them fast enough for my family!

  42. Mario’s world says:

    I don’t know what’s going on with mine but the tortillas are coming out stiff I honestly think it’s the shortening not melting I’m using hot water from sink maybe it’s not hot enough

  43. J says:

    Me quedaron bien duras y seguí la receta al pie de la letra 😭😭😭

  44. Avilla Terren says:

    Hi thanks for the recipe! But could you explain what's the use of baking powder and lard? Because on another video, they only use water and salt. Thank you

  45. john cuervo says:

    Damn I'm hungry now

  46. cris tooreal says:

    Got it going on

  47. Niya says:

    Any substitutes for vegetable shortening?

  48. bgstark says:

    Yummm!!! That looks amazing!!!!

  49. Charo says:

    You make everything look so easy. What's the best way to store these once they are cooked? How long will they keep? Thank you very much for showing how its done! 🌹

  50. Blaine Bertrand says:

    Followed the recipe to the T, and they came out thick, and never bubbled. What did I do wrong?

  51. Christopher Paul says:

    Great great job.
    El Paso Texas here.

  52. Joshua Juarez says:

    You should try to make 10 dough balls so that you get 12

  53. Gotta Go says:

    Nice u got my sub

  54. JayzenFreeze says:

    How come you never invite me over for breakfast 🙂

  55. Real Mexican Food Shouldn't Give You Diarrhea says:

    This is how my mom makes them. Most people make those super thin translucent tortillas (which are fine) but they’re not what I’m used to.

  56. u tuber says:


  57. Walter Ontiveros says:

    I sure miss the ones my mom made. They were nice and fully load those suckers with rice beans and asada no problem

  58. luv2h8onu says:

    My aunt would make them similar BUT after balling them she would put the shorting on the outside of the balls

  59. Simone Cortinas says:

    Not good I tried this 3 times measuring to a tee and my tortillas came out awful each time

  60. Mary Miller says:

    I can see where your tortillas can be cooked a little more. I like my tortillas Morenitas

  61. felicia felicity says:

    sweet always wondered how these were made. now i can make my own instead of going to the store and buying them every couple of weeks. thanks for sharing this.

  62. mike mailei says:

    Looks so delish going to make this tonight.

  63. Winkie Man says:

    Can these dough balls hang out in the fridge for a couple days? Forgive me if I'm speaking heresy.

  64. Jimmy Silva says:


  65. ThePepper5150 says:

    can I use a tortilla press?

  66. El Bronco says:

    Are they as soft as you mama?

  67. Joyce T says:

    I don't like chorizo, or eggs for that matter. I do like butter on the warm tortillas, though. These tortillas seem to be really thick, and I'd like to see them thinner. When making the tortilla, they said don't add flour to the sticky dough, but then they add a lot of flour when they roll them out. Go figure.

  68. Lexi San Diego says:

    Pink Himalayan salt is better

  69. This'n that says:

    Lard. But mmmmmm I want some

  70. PD K says:

    Oh…those hands.

  71. Rebeca Salas says:

    Thank you. I have confidence now.

  72. Jotika Chandra says:

    Can we opt out the salt?

  73. Positive Energy says:

    Tortillas made simple! I always thought they were back breaking to make. Thank you for sharing, I am going to have to try and make these too! I love you new stove and kitchen on your other video by the way <3

  74. eigarza3 says:

    Could I use olive oil or coconut oil instead of hydrogenated vegetable oil and still get the same results???? I made some tortillas and added nopalitos in blender then added them to my flour and OMG they were so good plus it helps not raise your blood sugar levels!!

  75. Alta Mullemdore says:

    Can I use sea salt

  76. Jose Luis Trigos Rodriguez says:

    Magnifico trabajo !..

  77. Marcela Munoz says:

    Such a soothing voice, I want to learn from you.🙂⚘

  78. Angel For Animals says:

    I was relieved when you added no oil to the pan! ❤️

  79. kendal kenny says:


  80. Chef Mike says:

    How did this video become 12 min? It should be more like 3 min tops.

  81. TNG says:

    Thank you so much. Always wanted to make home made.

  82. slowmoejazz slowmoe says:

    I'm very hungry now!!

  83. Angela Reyes says:

    Yr recipe is the correct one my Mom made them this way too and they are the BEST

  84. MOM 2 MOM says:

    I’ve always wanted to make these from scratch! Our family eats Tacos and Quesadillas like crazy! Thanks for sharing!

  85. Josh L says:

    So is it about a minute for each side? I would like to make these this weekend for my sons and myself

  86. Heyits me says:

    Poor man's way flour water oil you can cut faces in em to for kids lol

  87. Karina Jimenez says:

    I would of made these a little bit more thinner and leave it on the comal (pan) a little bit longer… otherwise they look amazing😛🤤


    In my home town there was an authentic Mexican restaurant where you can see the ladies making the tortilla from scratch. I always ordered fajitas so I could have their tortillas. This looks just like them. I’m going to give it a go. Thank you 🙏

  89. Susan Esquirell says:

    Gotta try

  90. Flor Sina Pellidos says:

    vegetable shortening = grasa vegetal (margarina, por ejemplo). Para los interesados de habla castellana.

  91. Alice Zabeth says:

    Could you replace the shortening with ghee ?

  92. raveena sidel says:

    Can I use butter instead of shorting ?

  93. Luis Peña says:

    Just like my grandma, this video took me back, thank you for the video.

  94. Iron Hammer says:

    I just made these exactly how you told me to do it and they came out like pita bread which was still great but now I’m starting to think I can make a Greek meal out of this thanks for the hot tips

  95. Xnuk Ek says:

    my grandma made it this way with manteca for over 90 years. legit. nice video

  96. hellyeah66613 says:

    Kosher salt? Rocks are jewish too these days?

  97. Minecraft Medrano says:

    Can you put butter on your pan before you cook your tortillas

  98. Legendary Cinematics says:

    Mine is like soup after the water 😬

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