Authentic Flour Tortillas

These soft and tender flour tortillas are perfect for tacos, burritos, and sandwich wraps and are made with Saf-Pro Relax 200 which strengthens the dough to reduce tearing and shrinkage when sheeting or molding.

Authentic Flour Tortillas

Prep Time: 1 hour
Bake Time: 1 minute
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Bread Flour (12% Protein)100-10020-
Saf-Pro Relax 200-40.25-50
Red Star Double-Acting Baking Powder1121.75-350
Vegetable Margarine or Shortening10-102-
Red Star Replacit Mlk Bread2-2-400
Water +/-52-5210400

Lesaffre Products Used


Scale all dry ingredients and place in mixer and dry blend for 1 minute on your mixer’s first speed. Then, add water and shortening and continue to mix for 2 minutes on your mixer’s first speed until the dough starts to come together. Increase to your mixer’s second speed and blend for 8 to 10 minutes until dough is smooth and fully developed.


Transfer from mixer to lightly floured counter, cover with damp cloth and let rest for 15 minutes. Next, divide the dough into 2 oz. (57 g) portions and round into balls. Cover and rest for 30 minutes.


To prepare tortillas, roll out dough into a circle approximately 1/8 in (4.7 mm) thick. Bake tortillas at 480°F (248°C) for 30 seconds on each side or until the dough looks dry with brown toast marks on both sides. Do not overbake or they will become hard and difficult to fold.



The above is a suggestion only.

Please note that other Saf-Instant, Red Star or Saf-Pro Ingredients products may be substituted in this formula. Additionally, this formula may also be modified for par-baked or frozen dough solutions. For assistance, please contact our world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094.