Saturday, August 31, 2013

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

I stopped buying bread and tortillas at the store. Stay tuned for my homemade bread post, where I will explain why. Anyway, since we make a lot of Mexican food, I needed a recipe for whole wheat tortillas. I found a great one at the 100 Days of Real Food blog. If you are looking to cut out processed food, you should check out this amazing blog. These tortillas are quite simple to make and they are delicious! You won't want the soft, strange tasting ones that come in a plastic bag anymore!

You will need:
  • 2 1/2 Cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 Cup oil (I use Extra-Virgin Olive Oil)
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 cup warm water (original recipe stated to heat water in microwave for 1 min. This worked well.)
  1.  Add flour, oil and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the dough hook, beat until crumbly, about 3-5 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
  2. Gradually add the warm water, while mixing. Continue to mix until dough is smooth, about 3 minutes. I had to add a bit more flour than the recipe calls for to get a smooth dough, so use your best judgment. 
  3. Transfer dough to a lightly floured board or counter and divide into 12 pieces. As 100 Days of Food suggests, roll into an 8-10 in. log, cut in half, then cut each half into 3 pieces, and then cut each piece in half to make 12. Or use whatever method is easiest for you.
  4. Roll each piece into a round ball and then flatten. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes-1 hour.

  5. Heat skillet over med-high heat and get the pan fairly hot before you begin cooking the tortillas.
  6. On the lightly floured board or counter, roll each ball into an 8-10 in circle before cooking it. These will come out very thin. Use your fingers to gently peel it off the counter or board. I only used a light dusting of flour to roll each tortilla, so the excess didn't burn in the pan. I rolled one tortilla at a time and then rolled the next while the previous one was cooking.
  7. Grease the pan with a bit of oil and cook tortillas one at a time, until bubbly and slightly brown, about 30-45 seconds each side. Eat within an hour, refrigerate, or freeze.
I didn't get a picture of the finished product because I was rushing to get dinner finished. Sorry! If you want to see the finished product, visit 100 Days of Real Food for some nice pictures. Enjoy!

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