Homemade Wraps

Homemade Wraps Recipe (4)

Forget about having pasta or rice every day, and instead make these wraps and fill them with absolutely anything. So far we’ve had my homemade hummus, as well as a vegetable fajita mix – both of which are delicious. These homemade wraps are incredibly simple to make, they just require a little patience and a rolling pin.

In fact we’ve become so enamoured with these little gems that we’ve taken to having one a day, every day. I can’t get enough, especially since the closest wrap-place in Bristol charges around £4.50 per wrap. I guess that’s not too bad considering the fact they are filled to the brim with wonderful ingredients. Then again, these wraps cost around 50p for 8 and can be filled for next to nothing. Which is a lot less than those you buy in supermarkets which firstly, can cost as much as £1.75 for 8; and secondly, don’t taste as nice.

Homemade Wraps 

Makes 8


• 500g plain flour, plus extra for dusting and rolling

• 1 tbsp butter

• 1 tsp baking powder

• 1 tsp salt

• 270-300 ml hot water


1. Mix together, in a bowl, the flour, salt and baking powder. Then rub in the butter with your hands until the flour roughly resembles polenta. Add the water until you have formed a fairly sticky dough.

2. Place this sticky dough on a very well-floured surface. Knead in extra flour until you have soft, but dry dough. Continue to knead for up to 10 minutes, or until you have made a smooth ball of dough.

3. Separate this larger ball into 8 smaller balls of dough. Roll them with a rolling pin until thin and circular.

4. Heat up a large frying pan until very hot. Dry fry each wrap in turn for no more than 2 minutes on each side. Do not let the middle go even slightly crispy, because they will not wrap if you do.

Homemade Wraps Recipe (2) Homemade Wraps Recipe (3)

Cost: Like I said above, these should cost no more than around 50p for all 8. Bon Appetit!

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23 comments on “Homemade Wraps

  1. Janice
    June 16, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    ooh well done, they look great!

  2. rhiannong
    June 22, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I had no idea it was so simple to make wraps! They look great

  3. cornstalk
    August 21, 2011 at 11:25 am

    What a good idea! I’ve never thought to make my own wraps, i’ll do that now, thanks.

    • frugalfeeding
      August 21, 2011 at 11:28 am

      Now? Right now?! Thanks! 😀

      • cornstalk
        August 21, 2011 at 8:01 pm

        lol well when i say now i mean from now on, at some time in the future…not right now seeing as i’m at work and all… :p

        • frugalfeeding
          August 21, 2011 at 8:02 pm

          Haha. I didn’t think you meant right this minute 😀

  4. DulciaBakery
    August 22, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Ok, this is more commonly know as Flour Tortilla in Mexico… and as Im Mexican I love it… now for breakfast… you can add some butter when it’s still hot and sugar and it will taste delicious… It is mostly to accompany meals, like Tacos, Mole, Omelets.. etc! good Job!

    • frugalfeeding
      August 22, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      Sounds lovely.Thanks! Not made them for a while. I should soon though.

  5. glutenfreezen
    September 11, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I’ve tried to make homemade gluten free tortillas/wraps to no avail. Too chewy or they have a weird flavor and consistency. Still working on it though! These look delicious.

    • frugalfeeding
      September 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm

      Perhaps try adding a little extra salt and less baking powder (if you add any), also try using warm/hot water, that should help them have a better texture.

  6. Elle
    February 9, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Made these tonight. They’re different from store-bought wraps, but definitely tasty. Thick enough to use as a flatbread too, which is nice, because I always want naan or similar when I make lentil dhal. I would definitely say make them.

  7. KTBe17
    April 15, 2013 at 10:16 am

    How long will these keep? Will they freeze ok?

    • frugalfeeding
      April 16, 2013 at 11:05 am

      A couple of days and they freeze fine for much longer.

      • KTBe17
        April 16, 2013 at 12:28 pm

        Thank you, wasn’t sure whether to freeze the dough or the actual wrap. Only made a half batch – and they were used up in one day (red kidney bean enchildas), so will def do the whole batch next time!

        • frugalfeeding
          April 17, 2013 at 7:50 pm

          Yes, don’t worry about freezing this sort of thing!

  8. brenda
    April 6, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Using milk instead of water helps keep them soft. I love homemade wraps

  9. Nick Tumber
    May 16, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    I just made these after getting home late from work when all of the shops were shut. Delicious!!

  10. LoveToCook
    July 15, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    I always wanted to make mexican “tortillas,” but most recipies use lard/shortening. I like that this recipe uses butter. Have you tried making them whole wheat?

    • frugalfeeding
      July 15, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      I haven’t, no – but do try! You might need to work them a little more.

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