Making Soft Flour Tortillas in the Thermomix could not be easier. Forget the expensive ones that come out of a packet, once you make these there is no going back.
These soft flour tortillas are fresh, preservative and additive free and taste amazing. The dough is very easy to make in the Thermomix and rolling them does require a little patience but is well worth the effort.
Soft flour Tortillas can be the base of many meals and our favourite way of using them is for Taco Tuesday. You can also make your spice mix in the Thermomix which saves buying one of those expensive kits from the supermarket that contains tiny tortillas. By the time you’ve added chicken, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream and salsa they’re bursting at the seams.
How to Make Step by Step
Firstly, add all the ingredients to the Thermomix bowl and mix for 5 sec/speed 6. Scrape down the bowl and knead for 1 minute.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and bring together into a ball. Cut the ball in half, then quarters and then eights (see photos below).
Step 5 – shape the individual dough pieces into a ball and press down with the palm of your hand into a disc shape. Leave to rest for 15 minutes.
Step 6 – roll each one into a rough circle shape measuring about 20cm. The dough is quite forgiving so the thinner you can roll it the better otherwise the tortilla will be thick and heavy. Put each circle aside individually without stacking them on top of each other – I used side plates for this which created a bit of washing up but they were easy to rinse off.
Preheat a large frying pan/skillet on medium to high heat. Cook each tortilla for 45 seconds to 1 minute until air bubbles start to form on top then flip over and cook the other side. Proceed with the others and keep warm on a plate covered with a tea towel. Whilst cooking, it’s important to watch them like a hawk as they can easily burn.
Some Ways to use Soft Flour Tortillas
Serve them with Fajitas
Make Tortilla Chips – cut into wedges and bake in the oven on 160 C until crisp
Fold and fry them into Quesadillas with a delicious filling inside
How to Store
Tortillas are best eaten fresh but can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight zip lock bag for up to a week.
How to Freeze
Let the cooked Tortillas cool completely then separate each one with some baking paper and stack on top of each other. Place into a zip lock bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost either in the microwave or on a heated frying pan.
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- 300g plain flour
- 180g water
- 30g olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Add all the ingredients to the Thermomix bowl and mix 5 sec/speed 6. Scrape down the bowl.
- Knead for 1 min/knead function.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and bring together into a ball.
- Cut into 8 equal pieces, shape each one into a ball then flatten into a disc with the palm of your hand. (see photos in post). Let them rest for 15 minutes.
- Once rested, roll each one out as thin as you can into a circle shape (it doesn't have to be symmetrical!) Put each circle aside individually without stacking them on top of each other - I used side plates for this which created a bit of washing up but they were easy to rinse off.
- Preheat a large frying pan / skillet over medium to high heat.
- Cook each one for 45 seconds to 1 minute on one side then flip over and cook the other side. Watch them like a hawk as they burn easily! Keep warm on a plate covered with a tea towel
- Serve whilst warm or see recipe post for tips on storing.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.