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A Simple Homemade Tortilla Recipe For You

Have you ever read the ingredient list on a package of tortillas?  Yikes!  They can be super scary.  And when you’re trying to feed eight people who like to eat, buying the froofy brands of things just isn’t practical!  The next best option is to make your own.  If you want a simple ingredients list, and a price that can’t be topped, try this homemade tortilla recipe.

Tortillas have a little bit of a learning curve to them.   I keep trying to make whole wheat tortillas that everyone likes.  I am not the best tortilla maker out there, but every time I improve.  I’ve been working off of this recipe.  You don’t even have to buy a tortilla press to try it out.  I also would like to try making sourdough tortillas, as I have a bunch of sourdough starter.

Homemade tortillas take a little bit of practice, but are so yummy and much healthier than anything you can buy in a store. Here's a simple homemade tortilla recipe for you!

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Homemade Tortilla Recipe

2/12 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oil (I usually use coconut oil)
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water

Mix the flour and salt together
Stir in oil until flour is crumbly (I use a fork)
Mix in water until it is fully incorporated
Divide dough into 12 balls and let rest for 15 minutes up to an hour.  They roll out better with a longer resting time.
Heat your pan.  I use cast iron and let it get really hot and dry before I start cooking.
Roll each ball as flat as it can go without breaking.  Use a little flour underneath so you can get it off the counter.  You could also use a tortilla press if you have one.
Cook each side of the tortilla for about 30 seconds.

The secret to making these really yummy is rolling them as thin as you can and cooking them on a high heat for a short amount of time.  If you cook them too long they end up cracking and breaking when you try to roll them.  If you make them too thick they turn out kind of gummy.

Have you ever made your own tortillas?

They can be pretty fun to make!  I haven’t tried the sourdough tortillas yet, it’s still on my to do list, but I’m getting much better at whole wheat “white girl” tortillas.  They still take quite a bit of time to make, but maybe you can get faster at it than I can!  Having a tortilla press probably helps a bunch.

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Dee P

Thursday 9th of June 2016

Add a bit of baking powder to it with your dry ingredients. It helps.

Kathryn @ Farming My Backyard

Thursday 9th of June 2016



Thursday 16th of October 2014

Are you alright with lard? Authentic tortillas are made with lard, not oil. The lard will give you much better flavor and texture. Plus, it's much more stable for cooking than oils. If it doesn't bother you try lard in place of oil.

Kathryn @ Farming My Backyard

Thursday 16th of October 2014

You know, I DO have lard in the cupboard that Edward bought. It makes me sick when I'm pregnant, but that's not a problem now!

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