Friday, June 27, 2008

Whole wheat flour tortillas


I found this recipe online and it is so simple and tasty that I don't think we'll buy store brands ever again! I doubled this recipe for our family of six:

1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour (or sprouted flour)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder (aluminum free if you can find it!)
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup water

Preheat electric skillet to 350°F or a cast iron or non-stick griddle over medium heat. Do not oil griddle or skillet.

Combine whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in oil until mixture is crumbly; add the water to form soft dough. Knead by hand for 5 minutes. Cover; let dough rest 30 minutes.

Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Flatten and roll each ball of dough on well floured surface until paper thin, turning frequently. Roll from the center outward until tortillas are 8-inches in diameter.

Cook tortillas 45 seconds to 1 minute on each side, until light brown specks appear. Do not overcook. A well made tortilla puffs as it is cooking. Remove from griddle or skillet and wrap in clean towel to keep warm. Serve warm or use in your favorite recipe.

1 comment:

MamaEscandon said...

I will have to try this! I tried a home made tortilla last week made with coconut oil... it was delicious! Didn't taste like a coconut at all. I hear its the only oil that retains its nutritional value even during heating.