Flour Tortillas

Tortillas are such a basic recipe and easy to prepare in and out of the kitchen. I headed out to the bush to create this recipe on a portable fuel stove during a hike. With only a few lightweight ingredients you can create a delicious base for a wrap, pizza or calzone for around $1.00.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes / Cooking Time: 15 minutes / Makes 6-8 tortillas


  • 2 cups of plain flour (use wholemeal for extra fibre)
  • ½ cup of water (ideally warm or at room temperature)
  • 3 tbp canola or olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • Olive oil spray (optional, for cooking)


  1. Combine flour, water, oil, and salt and mix until it forms a smooth dough
  2. Lightly flour your hands and mould the dough into a ball.
  3. Divide into 6-8 pieces (depending on how large you want your tortilla)
  4. Form the tortillas by either patting them flat or using a rolling pin to flatten them into circles
  5. Cook each tortilla on a flat pan on the stove until brown specks start appearing on the sides. Flip the tortilla and cook on the opposite side.
  6. Serve with your choice of topping or in my case, I made into a ‘pizza’ sandwich with basil pesto, tomato and low fat cheese.


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