Homemade Flour Tortilla (Shawarma Bread /Shawarma Wrap)


Flour Tortilla is one of the best flat breads ever. It is so easy to prepare and takes no timeI make Flour Tortilla and Pita Bread, to use as a shawarma wrap and just love it.
Here's my pita bread recipe


 Flour Tortilla is usually made with baking powder, but I'll show you how to also prepare this flat bread with yeast.


For the Homemade Shawarma Bread( Flour Tortilla  with baking powder)
You'll need:

* 480 Grams(about 3 cups) Plain flour/ Whole Wheat flour
* 70 Grams(Half cup) Plain flour/ Whole Wheat flour(for dusting& Kneading)
* 1 cup Warm Water(tepid water)Or warm milk
* 1 tablespoon baking powder
* 3/4 teaspoon Salt
* 2 teaspoon melted butter/Olive oil/lard(optional)
(1 teaspoon is for oiling the bowl)

 You can add a little sugar if you like sweet bread :)

Homemade  Shawarma Bread /Shawarma Wrap

 
Preparation
* In a large bowl,Mix the flour , baking powder and salt together; add a teaspoon of oil/melted butter(if you're using any).
   Mix together and add more water as you mix, until you get a rough dough like the picture below.

homemade shawarma bread

 * Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5-8 minutes until the dough is firm and elastic. 

    If the dough is sticky, dust some flour on it and knead to get a non-sticky,elastic dough.
 Then place the dough into a bowl and leave to rest for 10 minutes.



ingredients for Homemade Flour Tortilla,  Shawarma Bread /Shawarma Wrap
 

* Place on the lightly floured surface; cut out into golf sized balls.
      Flatten the ball with your palm and roll out flat; sprinkle some flour as you roll until you get a large circle. Then place on a floured surface and cover while you repeat the process for the remaining 

 balls.



homemade Shawarma Bread /Shawarma Wrap

    
Tip: Remember to always dust with flour if it is sticky and flip the dough over so that it does not stick to the table.
   You can use a circle cutter to get a perfect circle...yes, you can cheat with this one...Lol

 
*Heat up a nonstick pan until it is hot. Then place the rolled dough on the pan.

When you begin to see air bubbles,Press down the bubbles with your spatula, flip over to the other side and cook until brown. 

Homemade Flour Tortilla  Shawarma Bread /Shawarma Wrap
  And your Homemade Flour Tortilla As (Shawarma Bread  or Shawarma Wrap) is ready...ENJOY!
Tip: to keep the bread soft and fresh after cooking, cover with a damp cloth.
 To preserve the bread for later use, wrap in a zip lock or poly bag. It will stay fresh in room temperature for 2-3 days.


To make the flour tortilla with Yeast

You'll need 
* 320 Grams(2cups) Plain flour/ Whole Wheat flour
* 70 Grams(Half cup) Plain flour/ Whole Wheat flour(for dusting& Kneading)
* 1 cup Warm Water(tepid water)
* 2 teaspoon Dry instant Yeast/20grams fresh yeast
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3/4 teaspoon Salt
* 2 teaspoon melted butter/Olive oil/lard(optional)
(1 teaspoon is for oiling the bowl)

  
Steps
* Follow the steps for Pita bread here. When the flat bread begins to form air bubbles on the pan, simply flatten it instead of forming a balloon and your soft flat bread is ready. Enjoy!

   Here's an easy homemade chicken Shawarma recipe you'll surely love... Bon  Appetit ☺.

72 comments:

  1. i tried making the tortilla bread but it came out so flaky,it was breaking when i was rolling it, please what did i do wrong???

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    1. Hi dear, it's actually supposed to be a bit sticky, maybe you used too much flour while mixing the dough.

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  2. Anonymous5:57:00 AM

    I made it yesterday, it was perfect... thanks dear

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  3. Anonymous1:36:00 AM

    Thanks Nky, I made the pita bread and shawarma and my family loved it. I will be making it for a dinner get together on new years day. Thanks so much for these recipes

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    1. You are so welcome dear.. I'm glad to be help , thanks for your feedback and happy blessed New Year :)

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  4. Anonymous11:22:00 AM

    Thanks for the recipie but pls which one is more soft and lihgter? The baking powder mix or yeast mix?

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    1. Both recipes yield soft and fluffy bread, but the one with yeast is my favorite, just that I hate that I have to wait 2hrs for the yeast dough to rise. Try both recipes whenever you can , you'll love them :)

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  5. I'm thinking of making this on friday for my birthday,I pray it comes out perfect.

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    1. I promise you it will, my dear.. happy birthday in advance Keji :)

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  6. Anonymous1:57:00 PM

    Pls which one is more sofer the one with yeast or baking powdern I've found dis blog very helpfull n I intend makin shawarma today coz every 1 in ma family is a big fann can u help with d suggestion?

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    1. Both recipes yield soft and fluffy bread, but the one with yeast is my favorite, just that I hate that I have to wait 2hrs for the yeast dough to rise. I make the baking powder shawarma bread often because it is faster. Try both recipes whenever you can , you'll love them :)

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  7. Gud ma,may God bless u and ur family,I really find all ur receips easy and ok to make bc all d receip u provide are easy to get anywhere,one don't need to go to big shops to get dem,it is what is around.,esp d pic speaks helps me to understand more.pls what is damp cloth and how did I use any oda cloth to cover it.what is spatula.pls I want to learn how to make ice cream at home with receips dat are easy to get.I live in lagos in Nigeria.any ice cream flavor dat is easy to see around.thank so much and remain bless

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    1. Hi Onyi, thanks for the compliments dear.
      Damp cloth is any cloth that is slightly wet(not dripping wet).
      If you don't have a spatula you can make use of a frying spoon to lift up the bread.
      As for ice creams, I will be putting up recipes soon dear :)

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  8. Anonymous1:09:00 AM

    Hi i love your recipe, nice work...thing is i mistakenly bought the corn/maize tortillas instead of flour tortillas from the grocery store. can i use it? do you think the shawarma would come out alright?

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    1. No problem dear, the corn/maize tortillas are a bit dry compared to flour tortillas, but they will serve too for a shawarma wrap.

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  9. Anonymous2:40:00 AM

    Great job, Iv neva tried the one they sell out ba decided to try this recipe at home. I tried the recipe using 2 cups of flour, 2/3 cup of water, a little less than 1 table spoon of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt instead of 2. The mixture was still dry after adding all the water so I hadto add more to get it sticky. Den as I heated it in the fryin pan, it got very hard and flaky. I had to roll the others very thin and take it out of the pan after a short time not waitin for bubbles. I ate it though, but felt it was a little too salty. Pls what could have gone wrong?

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    1. I make this bread everyday and never had these problems.
      If you followed the recipe as it is, you won't have any problems.
      The use of warm water is important, because it releases the starch in the flour.
      And,The dough doesn't have to be sticky, after mixing you are supposed to get a rough looking dough like the one in the picture above,please read the recipe again and you'll see where you went wrong.
      As for the salt, you can reduce the quantity. I noticed that the salt in some places are more salty than others.
      Let me know how it turns this time.

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  10. I made it on weekend but without ketchup, it came out fine. The problem i had was after i put in the fillings and wanted to roll, it was hard, i just roll it in half!!!

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  11. I made it on weekend without ketchup, i fried tomato and rodo with the meat, it came out fine but the bread was not soft so i could not really roll it so i just fold in two!!

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    1. Hi dear, I 'm glad you tried it, but next time cover the bread with a damp cloth, the moisture from the cloth will keep it soft and pliable

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  12. Anonymous12:23:00 PM

    Niky u are too much

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  13. Anonymous8:40:00 PM

    Nice one, am gonna give it a try.

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  14. Nky I've tried it nd it was perfect tnx alot

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  15. I've tried it yesterday nd it was perfect tnx alot Nky stay blessed

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  16. Nky I've tried it nd it was perfect tnx alot

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  17. Anonymous1:07:00 AM

    nice one Nky. Thank you
    but what about Pizza recipe

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    1. Pizza recipe coming this month :)

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  18. Dis is awesome.....am new here n am lovin it...as soon as am fit am gona try most of these receipes.....i jus have to visit here more often.....thanks Nky...thumbs up

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    1. Thanks namesake, expecting your feedback :)

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  19. May God bless u learning so fast and easy which to be like you . I would try the tortilla today and see how it goes

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  20. What is 480 gram in kilo and is it average dough or hard dough

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    1. 0.48kg and the dough is soft and stretchy.

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  21. Anonymous5:34:00 PM

    Thank u so much for ur wonderful recipe..it worked very well..can u pls post "soft parathas" an indian recipe..plsss... Hafs

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  22. Anonymous6:51:00 PM

    Wao! I want to add shawarma to my restaurant recipe. I have to try this for myself first. Waooo!!

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  23. Thanks for the recipe. Don't I need to put oil in the pan to fry the tortilla? I'm a little Bit confused

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    1. Hi dear, this is tortilla bread, so you dont need oil on the pan. Don't be confused, it is very easy :)

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  24. Nky, pls I'm still having problems subscribing to this page. Pls help me

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    1. Hi dear, the subscribe button is just above the ''featured recipes'' on the right hand side of the page, at the top. Let me know if you encounter any more problems :)

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  25. Anonymous12:06:00 PM

    Tanks for d recipe I will sure try it at home

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  26. Anonymous5:04:00 PM

    Hello Nky, thanks a lot for this recipe.
    I will really like to learn how to make pizza.

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  27. Hi Lily,

    Can we used a spring roll wrapper as a shawarma bread then toast it, what you think is it possible ?

    Thanks,
    Jack

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    1. I don't think it will be the same or taste the same.

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  28. Hi Lily
    Tried this recipe out now n it turned out had n really elastic which made it difficult to roll.i used vegetable oil

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    1. Hi Laury, next time try to flatten it out real thin before placing on the pan, and after cooking, cover with a slightly damp cloth to keep it moist and soft.

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  29. Anonymous9:17:00 AM

    Hello Nky pls what degree should i use if I'm making or baking the flat bread in an oven?

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  30. mummy yanks9:22:00 AM

    Hello Nky pls what degrees should i use when baking or making the flat bread in an oven?

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    1. Preheat oven at 230ºC for 5 minutes, then bake for 3 to 5 minutes.

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  31. Anonymous7:40:00 AM

    Woooooow I make it yesterday it was so delicious My husband and my kids so much lk it tnks dear



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  32. Anonymous5:49:00 PM

    Haah! a million thanks, I must surely try it out.

    Leaticia.

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  33. I so much love this site, i tried the sharwarma and it turned out beautiful, so proud of you niky. hanks

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  34. thanks and much i have been trying every thing on this site and its turning out beautiful, so happy thanks

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    1. Good to see you Esther and thanks for your lovely feedback and hope to hear more from you :)

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  35. Hi, I tried mine but there was no bubbles and it was hard and very dried.please what went wrong?

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    1. Hello am in need of Tortilla for my chicken Wraps. here is my details for contact .. +2347032729563 smith4real27@yahoo.com

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  36. Anonymous4:48:00 PM

    really love this,though ve not practice it but can't the bread be baked instead of frying in a pan

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    1. yes you can. see this recipe here http://www.nigerianfoodtv.com/2013/09/homemade-shawarma-bread-pita-bread-naan.html

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  37. okoye Henrietta9:02:00 AM

    Enter your comment...hello nky this is my first-time of seeing your page and I find your write up very helpful keep the good work going.

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    1. Good to have you here Henrietta and hope to see more of you around :)

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  38. Hello i need Tortilla for chicken Wraps. smith4real27@yahoo.com 07032729563 call me

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