Easy Whole Wheat Tortillas

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Easy Whole Wheat Tortillas

Tortillas are one of those things that I have fond memories of helping my mom make when I was a kid. My mom would mix up the dough and with a rolling pin roll each ball of dough out into a flat, thin circle. Then I would take each thin disc and cook it in a  skillet.

The process of making tortillas took a bit of time, especially the rolling out part. The time came when store-bought tortillas really weren’t very expensive and my mom started buying them instead. It was definitely more convenient. And I continued to buy them myself after I got married and had control of where the food in my house came from.

But I’ve decided recently that there are several things that I might as well make at home from scratch. Not necessarily as a money-saving thing, but as an attempt to reduce the amount of processed foods in my home. Tortillas are one of those things. So I started making them. And I started making them 100% whole wheat. They’re not hard. I rolled them out by hand with a rolling pin. It took some time, but I felt it was worth it.

And then I remembered that Kitchen Kneads carries tortillas presses. This was a game-changer. Tortillas are now even more easy to make. There’s no more rolling them out by hand. With a press, my tortillas are all uniform in size and shape. One thing about rolling them out by hand is that I tend to roll them out into less-than-circles. All I have to do now is place my ball of dough on the press, press it, open it, and cook it. It’s a breeze!

Easy Whole Wheat Tortillas
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups whole wheat flour
  2. 3 T olive oil
  3. 3/4 tsp salt
  4. 2/3 cup warm water
Instructions
  1. In a medium size bowl, mix together the flour, oil, salt, and water.
  2. Stir until a rough dough comes together. Add a little water if needed.
  3. Turn the dough onto the counter and knead for about two minutes
  4. Cover the dough with some plastic wrap and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into 8 equal balls. (I find this easiest to do with a kitchen scale.)
  6. Heat a skillet on the stove to medium to medium-high heat.
  7. Place each ball onto your tortilla press and press according to the press directions. I've found that with whole wheat tortillas you'll need to press down on each tortilla about 3 times to get it thin enough. You should end up with a tortilla that's about 7 to 8 inches in diameter.
  8. Place tortilla disc onto the hot skillet and allow to cook until bubbles start to form.
  9. Flip and cook for about 30 seconds.
  10. Remove from pan and allow to cool.
  11. Repeat with the remaining dough.
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