I will be experimenting with homemade tortillas tonight! Here is the recipe I’m using, courtesy of 1oodaysofrealfood.com: I have adapted it a bit from the original (See notes at bottom.)
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 Minutes
Yields: 12 tortillas
- 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 cup oil (I am using coconut oil)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup warm water (heat in the microwave for 1 min) (If you have a microwave. I don’t so I’ll just heat it a bit on the stove.)
- 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. I do this by rolling out a log shape that is about 8 – 10 inches long. Then I cut it in the middle. Then I cut each of those pieces in the middle and so on until you have 12 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 counter top, 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.
- Grease the pan with a touch of oil 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.
(Note: You can mix this with a wooden spoon. You do not need a dough hook or a standing mixer.)
I think I will probably be spoiled for store-bought tortillas after this, but at least I know what is in them! No strange chemicals or preservatives!