Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas with Flaxseed

As I've been trying more and more to make our own bread, this week I ventured into tortilla making.

It's so easy!

Here's what you need:
2 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 c. shortening (could use lard or butter)
3/4 c. water
Sprinkle of flax seed

Measure your dry ingredients into a bowl

Add in your shortening
and mix til crumbly

Add in water and let your mixer do the hard work. Let it knead at a medium speed for a couple of minutes.

Your dough should look like this

Divide dough into eight balls
Let balls rest for 10 minutes covered with a tea towel.
Make sure you have a hot skillet

Roll out each ball to a very thin circlish figure
Homemade tortillas definitely *look* homemade in my kitchen...

Place tortilla onto hot skillet, cooking each side until you see bubbles. Then flip.

Tada! Hot, fresh, healthy-ish tortillas!


Have you ever made homemade tortillas?
Are you going to give it a try?

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