I have been searching for a perfect tortilla recipe since I landed in Benin 5 years ago as a Peace Corps volunteer. They’re so versatile and so important to the Peace Corps diet, and yet, I hated making them. Doughs that were too stretch to roll right, crunchy rounds that didn’t fold around taco fillings, and tasteless recipes that just weren’t up to scratch.
Thanks to Lisa (the Homesick Texan), I have found flour tortilla nirvana. These tortillas, which use milk instead of water and not very much oil at all can be thrown together in just a few minutes (plus resting time for the dough). They end up tender, flexible, and with just the right amount of flakiness. I’ll never use another tortilla recipe again.
Serving size: 1 tortilla | Calories: 132| Fat: 0.2g | Carbs: 25g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 4g
Notes: I doubled the recipe to make 8 regular-sized tortillas and 16 mini-tortillas. The half-sized rounds are perfect for portion control, breakfast burritos, and packed lunches.