Sunday, February 10, 2013

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

I made tortillas for our lunch today (refried beans and trimmings).  Yes, they were a little bit of work, but all food made from scratch so you know what all the ingredients are require more work than usual!

Here is the recipe I used:

4 cups freshly ground whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil
3/4 cup warm water

I mixed all of the ingredients in my Bosch mixer.  I ended up having to knead the dough a little bit by hand too.  Then I shaped the dough into a ball, covered it, and let it rest for 15 minutes.
Cut dough into 18-24 pieces, depending on how large you want your tortillas.  Shape into balls, and then roll into circles.  This was harder than it sounds.  Not the actually rolling them out, but shaping them into perfect circles.  I could not get mine to look any better than this.

Cook each flattened tortilla in a skillet on medium high heat for 30 seconds or so per side.  The longer you cook them, the crunchier they become.

I cut some of the leftover tortillas into small strips and baked them on 350 degree convection until they were crispy like chips.  These are yummy too!

As soon as I cleaned up my kitchen from our lunch, I ordered a tortilla press from Amazon.  I want to continue making our tortillas, but I don't want to roll them out into those pitiful circles every time.  The press should arrive on Wednesday, and I will make another batch then.

A note about yesterday's recipe for Chocolate Mint Bars
I decided that it was too much chocolate on top.  Also, I reduced the amount of maple syrup by 2 Tbs. when I doubled the recipe.  The next time I make these bars, I am going to half the recipe (I doubled it originally), and make two batches one right after the other.  I think the bars are easier to mix and cut when made in smaller batches.  I also think that using less chocolate chips will be better too.  So, I plan to use the original amount of maple syrup, and reduce the amount of chocolate chips.  After I make them this way, I will repost the recipe (if it turns out like I want it to).

Happy Cooking!
Next up......homemade pita bread.

1 comment:

  1. I have not tried making homemade tortillas yet, but I would love to try! I have heard they are hard to get thin enough. Did you have a problem with that?