How to Make Tortillas and Wraps

By LeafTV Editor

Making your tortillas and wraps is simple and fun. The dough for tortillas and wraps is made the same way. Fun and fairly easy to do!

Basket of tortillas
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Step 1

Gather together your ingredients to make tortillas:

Step 2

2 cups of flour

Step 3

3 tablespoons coconut oil

Step 4

¾ cup water

Step 5

½ teaspoon salt

Step 6

In large mixing bowl, mix ingredients. Knead ingredients until smooth. Divide dough into eight pieces. Depending on what you want to do with your tortillas, roll the eight pieces of dough into balls and flatten to the desired thickness. For Mexican dishes, I flatten them until I can see through the dough. I find that the dough springs back a bit when I lift to place it in the pan for dry frying. Keep this in mind when you are shaping your dough. Thicker dough makes these tortillas more like a pita bread or flat bread. Once you have your dough rolled to the desired thickness, let rest covered for thirty minutes - though I need to note that I have made this recipe without letting it rest at all and the tortillas turn out just fine. My boys are usually very hungry and waiting for me to get them done!

Step 7

While the dough is resting, heat a DRY frying pan on medium heat. I use my crepe pan to make my tortillas and wraps. Heat each tortilla or wrap for forty-five seconds on the first side before flipping and cooking on the other side. Your tortillas and wraps should have a mottled brown appearance when done. Place in a covered dish or tin foil to keep warm while you make the others. My tortillas usually go straight into a hungry boy's mouth!