Chicken fajita triangles - Tortillas

Simple tortilla recipe

Course Side Dish
Servings 8 tortillas


  • 250 g plain flour
  • 3 g salt
  • 5 g baking powder
  • 15 g butter
  • 100 ml water


  1. This is SO easy - hence the name. Mix together the plain flour, salt and baking powder. Personally, I sieve first, but you can skip this. 

  2. Then use your fingers to rub the butter into the flour. Once this is well broken up you can add the water.

  3. Mix it together with a wooden spoon until you make a dough. 

  4. Cover the dough with a damp piece of kitchen towel and leave it for 15-20 minutes.

  5. Divide the dough into small balls. I personally go for 6 or 8 pieces, as that suits the two of us. I make them a little thicker than the supermarket ones, just because I really enjoy the texture. However, if you want to make them a similar size and thickness of the ones you would buy in a supermarket then you'll want 10 or 12 balls of dough.
  6. I tend to use a rolling pin to roll my tortillas out but if you want to save a bit of time then a tortilla press is a fantastic item. This will speed up your tortilla making and make them extra thin too. If you don't have a rolling pin or a tortilla press you could even use a pint glass to roll the dough out.
  7. Cook the tortillas in a dry frying pan until those lovely little brown spots appear. This is where the butter has melted and means that the tortillas are ready. 

  8. Keep the first tortillas warm under a tea towel while you cook the rest of the batch.