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The Best Sourdough Tortillas Recipe [using Sourdough Discard]

The Best Sourdough Tortillas Recipe [Using Sourdough Discard]

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These delicious sourdough tortillas are the perfect outdoor picnic treat. 

  • Total Time: 43 minutes
  • Yield: 30 pieces 1x


  • 125g sourdough starter discard
  • 320g warm water
  • 56g olive oil
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 640g all purpose flour


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine sourdough starter, water, oil, salt, baking powder, and 4 cups of flour. Use the dough hook to knead for 4-6 minutes, until the dough forms a smooth ball. If the dough is sticky, add a little more flour, until you achieve the appropriate consistency.
  2. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let the dough rest at room temperature for half an hour.
  3. After 30 minutes, remove the dough and divide it into 32 equal pieces (30 grams each).
  4. Use the palms of your hands to roll each piece of dough into a ball, pressing down slightly. Use a little flour to prevent the dough from sticking to the surface.
  5. Cover the dough pieces with a towel and let them rest for 5 minutes.
  6. Grab a rolling pin, and start to roll each tortilla dough into a thin circle. Then heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
  7. Once the pan is hot, add the tortilla, and cook on each side for 30 seconds to one minute.
  8. Lay your cooked tortillas on a baking sheet and let them cool before placing them into an airtight container.


  • For this recipe you’ll need a sourdough discard, as well as your trusty cast iron skillet to cook them
  • Author: Natasha Krajnc
  • Prep Time: 41 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Category: bread
  • Cuisine: Mexican