Sep 18, 2010


Tortillas are very much a staple in our house. Quesadillas are the catch all lunch when no one has any ideas. Now, as delicious as Trader Joe's Whole Wheat Tortillas are, it is easy to make your own delicious tortillas at home.

Tortilla Recipe
1/4 c. oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 c. warm water
2 c. flour

This recipe makes aprox. 4 tortillas, (depending on how big your like them). Double, triple, quadruple, quintuple, etc. to make more!

Mix the ingredients together to form a stiff dough; using a mixer/kneader machine always makes this easier.
Cut dough into pieces. As I mentioned above, the basic recipe makes about 4. I usually quad the recipe and make 16.
Roll each piece out to about an eighth of an inch think, (adjust this depending on your preference).
Heat on a griddle or skillet until cooked through. Watch your heat carefully! If it is too hot, your tortillas will burn before they cook. Ideally you want them just beginning to brown when you flip them.

These tortillas are best for very simple meals. I don't recommend them for burritos, as they are prone to tear. But they are so delicious, that all you really need is a pot of beans, a bowl of hummus, chopped tomatoes & basil, or any other simple topping
Voila! You have a fabulous lunch.


Kari said...

Well, that makes me feel better, b/c anytime I've tried to make mine homemade, they tear and my family reminds me I can buy good ones at the store for cheap! :) ha! But, I add that they are hard to find without hydrogenated oils, so...:) I have now moved on to rice tortillas, since I can't tolerate gluten. they are yummy, too!

Ginny said...

I made these today. Thanks for posting this recipe, it is so easy and fun. I love whole wheat bread, but making leavened bread intimidates me, so this was a great place for me to start. :)

This is so exciting for me! Thank you.