Homemade Tortillas

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Homemade Tortillas

These delicious homemade tortillas are made with whole-wheat flour and with butter. Just like homemade pita bread, once you try the homemade version, tasty and savory and soft, you will have no desire to ever go back to flavorless store-bought flour tortillas.

Homemade Tortillas
 
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Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: Mexican
Yield: 8 tortillas
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Ingredients
  • 1½ cups (225 grams) white whole-wheat flour (plus 2 more tablespoons for work surface)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cubed
  • ¾ cup very warm water
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour and salt in your food processor.
  2. Add the butter and pulse a few times, until crumbly.
  3. Add the water and pulse until dough forms into a ball.
  4. Remove dough onto a floured surface and lightly knead. Add a little flour if needed. Dough should be soft and pleasant to work with.
  5. Divide dough into eight (2-oz) portions. Flatten them into disks and sprinkle each with flour. Cover disks with a kitchen towel and let rest 10 minutes.
  6. On a floured surface, roll the tortillas into 6-inch circles.
  7. Preheat a double-burner griddle over medium-high heat for five minutes.
  8. Place the tortillas on the warm griddle. Cook 1-2 minutes, until puffed and lightly browned in a few spots. Turn to the other side with a spatula and cook 1 more minute. Keep the cooked tortillas wrapped in a clean kitchen towel while you make the rest.
  9. Leftovers can be kept in the fridge, in a ziploc bag, and warmed in the microwave or on a warm griddle, a few seconds on each side.
Notes
Adapted from Jeffery Sreingarten's book, It Must've Been Something I Ate.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 1 tortilla; Calories: 138; Total Fat: 6g; Carbohydrates: 16g; Sugars: 0g; Sodium: 291mg; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 4g

 

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