Jan 18, 2014

Flour tortillas w/whole spelt


Really...no reason to leave the house, go to a store and buy tortillas that taste like a plastic bag...

Recipe adapted from Food.com
time: about 40 min (30 min inactive)
makes 6  tortillas

 ingredients 
2 cups (300 g) regular flour OR, what I used: 1 1/2 cups (180 g) whole spelt flour and 1/2 cup (75 g) regular flour
1 teaspoon (4 g) baking powder
1/2 teaspoon (4 g) fine salt
4 Tablespoons (60 ml) olive oil
1/2 cup (120 ml) warm water

 instructions 
In a bowl of your standing mixer, sift together flour(s), baking powder and salt. With your fingers, work oil into the flour mix with  (about 1 min). 

Attach the bowl to your standing mixer. Using a paddle attachment, stir in water with the rest of the ingredients till a smooth and elastic dough forms (about 1-2 minutes) and not any longer. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and let it rest for about 30 minutes (in room temperature). 

Then...take your rolling board and pin out. Dived the dough in 6 balls. Roll one thin (thinnest you can) and about 10inch/23cm in diameter, using a little flour if the dough sticks.
Cover the rest with a damp cloth. Roll them all. 

Heat a large skillet to medium/high (hotter than for crepes). Cook tortillas (on a dry skillet) for about 30 seconds (maybe less but not more, as the skillet gets hotter with cooking) on each side.

NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES 
  • simple and tasty, these tortillas go great with anything;
  • I browsed through many recipes and when they all started to look familiar...I knew I found the way;
  • rolling the dough was easy, it had the right consistency;
  • I used a Teflon skillet, but any other should work too, according to the author;
  • do not overcook or they will become hard;
  • during cooking, I preheated my oven a bit with a ceramic dish inside to store ready tortillas;
  • then I turned the oven off and covered the tortillas with a damp cloth till we were ready to eat;
  • tortillas like to be eaten rather sooner than later; 
  • we had no problems; it just...I had to take those pictures really fast...

14 comments:

  1. Dear Elzbieta, I will try these! tortilla's are expensive and they do taste a bit like plastic!
    Thank you for this recipe and the encourage to try these. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  2. What a simple recipe! Making my own tortillas is on my foodie bucket list...and yours are terrific!

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  3. Love these wholewheat tortillas! We share the same love of spelt :-)

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    1. ...works every time, Angie :)

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  4. Oh wow!! THis is such a great idea to make a fresh tortilla! YUM!! Also, I hope that you have a great weekend! :)

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  5. I love this idea - you're so right there is no reason to buy them! When I was child, my best friend at the time's mom made them all the time. I need to try them again!

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  6. Ela, how delicious... I've been wanting to make tortillas, but I thought you needed a tortilla press for some reason!

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    1. ...just a rolling pin, apparently:)

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  7. Sounds like a nice light TEA- time

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  8. Look Beautiful Ela, I never have made tortillas, look delicious! xx

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  9. Wow these are easy to make and they look amazing, soft like pillows too which would not happen store bought.

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  10. Great idea - these sound so fresh and healthy!

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  11. I tried making my own once...they hardened so quickly (I probably used wrong flour). Your look pliable and soft.

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  12. Your homemade tortillas look awesome Ela! Made them once but they didn't look nearly as good or soft as yours :)

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