How many of you guys like home made tortillas? I DO! I LOOOOOVE them. I LOVE when you go to a restaurant and you can just tell they make their own tortillas. The problem with restaurant tortillas is that the white ones aren't so healthy. I LOVE wheat ones if you get the right kind. I love all the added flavor and fiber. MMMMM FIBER
My dear friend Sarah sent me a cook book for my birthday a few weeks ago. She knows every since she got me hooked on the south beach diet I have been more and more into cooking with wheat flour. I was BUYING wheat stuff before. Wheat pasta, wheat bread. But I wasn't really making my own. I would make wheat bread that was good. When we moved here to California a few months back I was bored! No friends does that too you. So I started baking. I am both happy and mad about this. Happy because I love home baked goods and sad because my pants are getting tighter and tighter. The book my friend bought me called Whole Grain Baking and its a King Arthur Flour recipe book. I am going to share with you the wheat tortilla recipe.
Whole Wheat Tortillas
2 cups white whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons vegetable oil ( I used olive oil and didn't see a difference )
2/3 cup warm water
Mix all the ingredients together and knead for 5 minutes. Cover and let rest 20 minutes.
Break the dough into 10 to 12 little balls. Cover and let rest another 20 minutes.
Take out one of the dough balls and roll out as thin as you can get it with a rolling pin. Put on a skillet or frying pan on medium heat. Heat each side for about a minute each. Then keep flipping over until brown spots start to appear. This is the fun process. While the one is cooking, roll out the next one but make sure to keep the rest covered so they don't dry out. Repeat until all of them are cooked.
the rest ready to go