Monday is Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday holiday. This morning the Wee One started talking about the holiday and how it does not matter what color a person’s skin is because God made you the way you are. It made my heart melt listening to the wisdom of a 6.5-year-old.
Now onto my recipe –
In October, Finding Joy in my Kitchen hosted 31 days of Cooking from Scratch. She showed you how to make homemade bread, breakfasts, etc . . . One of the recipes was for homemade tortillas. Since October, I’ve wanted to make homemade tortillas. So today, I took the time out and made some. They were fairly easy. Time-consuming but otherwise easy to make.
Stars of the recipe:
- 2 1/2 c. white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 c. whole wheat flour or more white whole wheat (I used all white whole wheat flour.)
- 1 c. warm water
- 1/4 c. olive oil (I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil.)
- 3/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- Pour the warm water into a big bowl (stand mixer bowl if you have one and are going to use it)
- Add the olive oil, sea salt, and baking powder. Stir well to combine these ingredients.
- Place the bowl on the mixer and attach the dough hook.
- Turn on the mixer to setting 1 or 2. (I had my mixer up to a setting of 3.)
- Gradually add the flour.
- Allow the mixer to knead the dough for 5 minutes until the dough is combined and fairly smooth.
- Shape the dough into a ball and cover it, allowing it to rest for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, cut the dough in half. Slice each half into 5 rolls. Form balls out of each slice, cover, and set aside for 10 minutes.
- Use a rolling pin, and roll each tortilla into an 8 to 10-inch circle. You want them thin. (For me to roll the dough out, I had to flour the surface where I was rolling them out and the top of the dough. It kept sticking otherwise. Mine were not circles. They ended up being more egg-shaped. It didn’t matter; they were good anyways.)
- Preheat the griddle to 350 degrees and place dough circles on the griddle. (I did mine in a skillet on the stove. I heated it up to 5.)
- Do not grease the griddle or skillet if it is non-stick. If you normally grease the griddle or skillet, use butter or olive oil.
- Allow the tortillas to cook for 5 minutes/side. Watch carefully to make sure they don’t get too browned.
- Place cooked tortillas on a large plate.
You can put them in the fridge after they cooled for 3 to 4 days or freeze them for a few months.
For directions on how to make the tortillas without the stand mixer, visit Finding Joy in my Kitchen.
This post is linked to Everyday Mom’s Church Supper.
3 thoughts on “Homemade Tortillas”
I also only make my own tortillas, will never pay a arm and a leg to buy them again.
Wow! Had no idea this could be so easy! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week and see you again next Sunday!
I also couldn’t believe how easy they were to make. Have a great week!