I did it! I actually made whole wheat tortillas!!
I found the recipe on Keeper of the Home. I think I want to be like her when I grow up. I’m taking baby steps. We’ll see how long this current interest lasts, though. No promises.
Anyway, she shared the recipe she uses, and I used the dumbed down (all substitution) version. Whenever she says, “or this or this” I used that. Hee, hee!
Here is my version (which is dumbed down and doubled):
Soaked Whole Wheat Tortillas
- 2 TBSP melted butter
- 4 TBSP apple cider vinegar
- Pour both ingredients into a liquid measuring cup, and then fill it to the 1 1/2 C. mark using tap water.
- Measure 4 cups of whole wheat flour into a large mixing bowl.
- Pour liquid into the flour and mix well with a wooden spoon, and then use your hands to work the liquid all the way through the flour.
- Cover the bowl with a damp towel and then cover that with a dry towel. Let it sit out on your counter overnight or for at least 10 hrs, but no longer than 24. (I think this is when it “soaks”.)
- The next day, work 1 tsp of salt into the dough, kneading on a lightly floured surface. (If I had a Kitchenaid stand mixer, I’d use the bread hook for this. UGH.)
- Form into a ball, then cover with a damp cloth and let the dough rest for about 1/2 an hour.
- Using a serrated knife, cut the dough in half and half again and half again until you get about 24 equal portions. Roll the dough into little balls and cover with a damp towel.
Then, roll the dough out as thin as you can. These are kinda small – about 6 in. in diameter. If you want bigger tortillas, make larger balls of dough.
I used my electric griddle to cook the tortillas. I set it to about 300°F and cooked the tortillas for about 30 seconds on each side.
I ended up with 24 little tortillas! AND, they really do taste like the store bought ones. I put 1 dozen in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, and froze the rest in a freezer bag.
I don’t know that I would want to use these for Mexican dishes, but I think they would be excellent for wraps. Actually, I just want to eat them plain!
Hmmm . . . maybe I’ll make black bean enchiladas tonight! Those ARE good with wheat tortillas!
BTW – my whole wheat bread smells delish! Can’t wait to try it!
Okay, maybe it’s a Hearty Friendship Stew night. That would go great with fresh bread.
Sad that I just spent all day cooking and don’t know what I’m going to make for dinner tonight.