Wednesday, September 29, 2010

homemade whole wheat tortillas

 I have always wanted to make homemade tortillas and after seeing my friend Jaime make them I thought "Ooo I CAN make those!!"  To be honest I've never looked up a tortilla recipe, I guess I just assumed there was more to it, but they we're a piece of cake and I won't be buying store bought again.  Enjoy.

Flour Tortillas 

  • 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oil (I used EVOO oil, but you can also use canola or vegetable)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm water (heat in the microwave for 1 min)
 I used 1/2 tsp oregano and 1/2 tsp garlic powder and they we're very flavorful although since it's just me and Mike I made some breakfast tortillas the next morning and he didn't like the oregano tortilla with eggs and bacon. I'll have to find a way to only season a few of them.  They we're delicious with the chicken quesadillas I made when the tortillas we're fresh!
recipe adapted from The food illusion

In the bowl of a heavy-duty mixer set with a dough hook, pour in the flour, oil and salt. Beat with the paddle until crumbly, about 3 to 5 minutes. Scrape the sides as needed. If your hand-held mixer comes with dough hooks those can be used as well.

With the mixer running, gradually add the warm water and continue mixing until the dough is smooth, about 3 minutes.

Take out the dough and divide it into 12 equal sized pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and flatten it out on a baking tray or board. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature for at least 15 minutes or up to one hour.

Heat a cast iron skillet, griddle or 12-inch skillet over med-high heat. The pan should be fairly hot before you begin cooking the tortillas. On a lightly floured board or countertop, roll each ball into a 8 to 10 inch circle (measure against your recipe if printed on a 8.5X11 sheet of paper). Be careful not to use more than a teaspoon or two of flour when rolling out each ball of dough because too much excess flour will burn in the pan.

Spray the pan with cooking spray (I recommend Canola oil spray) and then carefully transfer each tortilla, one at a time, to the pan and cook until puffy and slightly brown, about 30 to 45 seconds per side. Set aside on a plate to cool slightly. Eat within an hour, refrigerate or freeze.

1 comment:

sofiebelle said...

I was wondering how many calories would one tortilla be? :)