Flour Tortillas

The technical name is Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas. However, if I call them that, I am afraid that you won’t try them. If you don’t….well, that would be just a shame. Not only will I personally promise you that you will enjoy these melt in your mouth wonders that rival Chevy’s, but you will also acquire a moment of channeling your inner Martha Stewart as you can decidedly cross making tortillas from scratch off of your bucket list.

The original recipe is here. Every single recipe we have tried from her site has had glowing reviews from my family, but this one takes the lead. These babies are awesome. If you want a printable recipe in nice easy english with pretty pictures and thorough directions… go visit Lisa. Otherwise continue on.

2.5 cups whole wheat flour. I use King Arthur White Whole Wheat (sold at Target).

1/2 cup Avocado Oil

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup warm water (microwave for about a minute)

In your kitchen aid (with the hook attachment), mix the flour, oil, and salt until crumbly. Leave the mixer on and add the warm water slowly. Mix until smooth (about 3 minutes). Take the dough out and make into a log shape with your hands. Cut the dough into 12 equal pieces. Use your hands again to make each piece into a round smooth ball. Once they are all in shape, gently press down to flatten slightly and cover with wax paper for about 15-60 min.

Heat a frying pan to medium heat. Take a little bit of flour and a rolling pin to get a ball of dough into a circle shape. Don’t obsess over perfection. They are homemade and the odd shapes give character. They all taste the same!

Once hot, spritz the pan with Olive Oil. (Ditch the Pam and get yourself a Misto).

Cook for about 30 seconds on each side until lightly brown.

In my opinion, the next best thing is to slather a “reasonable” amount of real butter upon your hot tortilla, add a bit of sea salt, roll up, observe a moment of silence, and enjoy.

Although, I have made fajitas and tacos as well. You really can’t go wrong here.

Have you watched the scene in What About Bob with the corn? Be prepared for re enactments to follow.

 

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3 Responses to Flour Tortillas
  1. Rikki
    April 17, 2012 | 5:51 am

    I’ve tried homemade tortillas before but these look better–will try again! :)

  2. Amy G
    April 17, 2012 | 6:42 am

    We love making corn tortillas- I will definitely have to try this- my hubbie would LOVE it! And I think I need a Misto- I love kitchen gadgets! Yummy!!!

  3. kirsten
    April 17, 2012 | 8:50 pm

    awesome – this was on my list to try this week already! thanks for the tips!

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