30 minutes ago
March 19, 2012
Homemade Flour Tortillas
Homemade tortillas are something that we have been making at Throwback Road way before we started this journey of simpler living. Mr. G and I honeymooned in New Mexico and have an extreme love of New Mexican food and culture. This recipe is also great because I store wheat in my long term food storage and it is good to have recipes that can accommodate such products. I decided today to grind my own flour to make my tortillas, but store bought flour works just fine.
I used my Wondermill Junior Deluxe Hand Grain Mill to grind up my wheat. Talk about a workout! This is the grain mill my family has in case of a power outage. She works by old fashioned hand power and is a great activity to do with your kids. Big C loves to crank out flour for my cooking.
Homemade Flour Tortillas Adapted from Leona’s Sanctuary Cookbook
8 cups all purpose flour or 6 cups all purpose and 2 cups whole wheat ( I used 8 cups fresh ground soft white wheat)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup canola oil (I use Olive Oil)
3 cups warm water or enough to make dough the right consistency
-Combine flour with remaining ingredients. The dough should not be sticky. Add additional flour or water as needed.
-Knead dough 5 minutes
-Tear into 12 balls and place on a lightly floured surface;cover with clean dish towel
-Heat griddle (I use my Lodge Cast Iron Griddle), but any skillet will do
-Roll out balls one at a time….it is ok if they are not a perfect circle…mine never are
-Place on medium hot griddle until done, about 30 seconds on a side
-Be sure the griddle is not to hot or the tortillas will scorch
-Yield: 12 8- inch tortillas
**They may be frozen up to six months or refrigerated up to 2 weeks
You know it is time to flip when the tortilla starts to bubble…
Homemade Tortillas are great by themselves with some melted butter or they can also be used for wraps, flat bread pizzas, burritos…the list goes on and on. I store mine in an airtight container in the fridge and they stay nice and fresh. Hope you enjoy!