Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Whole Wheat Tortillas

I have been trying and trying to come up with a healthy whole wheat tortilla recipe that was perfect.... WELL.... I did it!!!  These are WONDERFUL and do not have the nasty, full of saturated fat, shortening that most homemade tortilla recipes do.  We will be using these tortillas to make homemade chimichangas for Christmas Dinner!!!  MMMMmmmmmm, can't wait!

2 cups whole wheat flour
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 ts salt
1 ts baking powder
1/2 cup warm water + 2 Tbsp warm water

Mix flour, salt, and baking powder.  Add olive oil and mix until it forms a meal like substance.  Slowly add the water about 1/4 cup at a time.  Knead until it becomes a smooth ball.  Put in a zip lock bag and let it sit for about 10-20 minutes.  Heat a skillet without oil on medium (cast iron is recommended for the best tortillas). Separate into balls*** and roll out (very thin) into tortillas and cook on each side for about 30-40 seconds.  Do not over cook or they will be dry and you wont be able to roll them for burritos without cracking and breaking.  After they are cooked place them on a plate and cover with a damp cloth to keep them moist.

***This recipe can make 4 large burrito size tortillas (10 inch) or 7-8 fajita sized (6 inch) tortillas.

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