Friday, April 25, 2008

Mexican Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas

I didnt have any flour tortillas for a meal I was planning (they get eatin FAST at our home :-) )

So I looked for a good recipe using whole wheat flour.

This is what I found and they turned out pretty good for me! I was suprised. :-D If I had a camera with me I would show you a pic but I dont today.

They were VERY easy to make and don't require to much!

Mexican Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas

INGREDIENTS
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups whole wheat bread flour
1/2 cup shortening
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups boiling water
all-purpose flour for rolling

DIRECTIONS
In a large bowl, stir together 1 cup all-purpose flour, the whole wheat flour, and salt. Rub in the shortening by hand until the mixture is the texture of oatmeal. Make a well in the center, and pour in the boiling water. Mix with a fork until all of the water is evenly incorporated. Sprinkle with a bit of additional flour, and knead until the dough does not stick to your fingers. The dough should be smooth.
Make balls the size of golf balls, about 2 ounces each. Place them on a tray, and cover with a cloth. Let stand for at least 1 hour, or up to 8 hours.
Heat a griddle or large frying pan over high heat. On a lightly floured surface, roll out a tortilla to your preferred thinness. Fry one at a time. Place on the griddle for 10 seconds, as soon as you see a bubble on the top, flip the tortilla over. Let it cook for about 30 seconds, then flip and cook the other side for another 30 seconds. Roll out the next tortilla while you wait for that one to cook. Repeat until all of the balls have been cooked. Tortillas can be refrigerated or frozen.

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5 comments:

Niki said...

these sound great!

:)

Kate said...

Those sound really good. I love to make tortillas and I've wanted a good whole wheat recipe to use. I'll definitely have to give this one a try!

Katie Gregg said...

I love homemade tortillas! My darling husband just bought me a tortilla press, and I'm eager to try many different recipes. These whole wheat tortillas will definitely be on my list.

Katie Gregg said...

I love homemade tortillas! My darling husband just bought me a tortilla press, and I'm eager to try many different recipes. These whole wheat tortillas will definitely be on my list.

Tara said...

Oh Yum! :) I have never tried to make my own. Perhaps I will be brave and follow your recipe. :)