Monday, October 27, 2008

Whole Wheat Tortillas

We use tortillas all the time, for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and wrap sandwiches. I finally tried making my own yesterday and was so happy! These are perfect for a toddler to help with - they're messy but not that hard, a great way to practice rolling pin skills!

Whole Wheat Tortillas
Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 10 minutes

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (plus more for dusting)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 cup water
olive oil spray (or other oil cooking spray)

Preheat the oven to 325F. Sift all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl; add the water and stir until the dough forms one ball. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for a minute or two, adding flour as needed if the dough is too sticky. Divide the dough into 4, 6, or 8 even balls (depending on how large you want your tortillas to be). Roll each portion into a circle about 1/8" thick. You will need lots of flour for the rolling pin and board!

Lightly coat two baking sheets with olive oil spray. Transfer your tortillas to the baking sheets, and spray the top sides of the tortillas with olive oil. Bake for about 10 minutes, to yield a soft, pliable tortilla (longer if you wanted a crispy tortilla).

We had these with ground turkey tacos last night and were all pleased! They were fun and easy to make, and a great cooking project for Abby.


Shannon @ Some Fine Taters said...

I love the idea of baking these in the oven! I've done them on the stovetop before. How many does your recipe make?

Kara said...

I got 8 6-inch tortillas, or 4 larger ones. I ended up making two batches, some small ones for Abby and large ones for me and my husband - but I found that 10 minutes baking time worked for either size!

savvysuzie said...

Oh my goodness - this is so timely! We are doing a lot more lunches with tortillas and I have been wanting to try my own but hate the idea of frying them. You are a life- and budget-saver!!!

Kara said...

I'm such a wimp about frying! :-) (plus the health concerns, I suppose). They take some practice (getting the flour amount just right - sometimes I have to add a lot more flour than others), but now I can whip up tortillas in a snap!