Homemade Tortillas


I experimented with this recipe one day when I was in the mood for a burrito/enchilada but did not want to take a trip to the store to buy tortillas.  They came out quite nicely and tasted better than store bought! I will not be buying these from the store (unless I get lazy =P )


2 cups whole wheat flour
(or white whole wheat flour–you can also mix regular and whole wheat flour if you or your children are not partial to the taste of whole wheat–however, it is better health wise.)

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 1/2 tsp olive oil

3/4 lukewarm cup water
(or as needed to make elastic dough)


Whisk flour, baking powder, in salt in bowl-combine water and oil in separate bowl.  Slowly add water and oil mixture to flour mixture a little at a time.  Stir dough until it holds together and becomes sticky.  Flour the surface that you will be using to knead the dough.  Knead dough about 4-6 min, adding flour as needed to keep dough from sticking to surface.  Knead until dough is smooth and somewhat elastic.  Return dough to bowl, and cover with towel or damp cloth.  Set aside, and allow to rest about 15-20 min.   Once dough has rested, uncover and pinch off small golf sized balls–smaller or larger sizes can be used if larger or smaller sized tortillas are desired.  Set aside, allow dough to rest again, about 5 min.   Preheat cast iron pan/skillet.  Again, flour surface to roll out dough, and roll each ball into flat, circular disc, about 7-8 inches in diameter.  Roll dough from center out–tortillas should be quite thin and elastic but not too thin.  Place tortillas on preheated skillet (no oil is needed–these are not fried).  Cook each tortilla about 30-45 seconds on each side or until lightly browned and small bubbles start to appear on surface.  Be careful not to overcook tortilla (they should be soft and flexible, not hard or crunchy).  They are best served warm and can be easily stored or frozen.  Enjoy!


One response to “Homemade Tortillas

  1. Pingback: Homemade Bean & Cheese Burritos | ilikemyfoodgreen

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