This morning we decided to beat the heat of the day and get a early handle on dinner. In one hour we made 50 freshly ground whole wheat tortillas.
Fresh wheat berries before they are ground.
I use a NutriMill to grind the wheat. You could simply buy whole wheat flour instead, but it does lose much of its nutritional content when it is pre-ground. With the dough hook attachment, the Bosch mixes all of the ingredients together. Or, you could do it the old fashioned way, by hand.
Separate the dough into little balls. Let sit covered with plastic wrap for a half hour or so before rolling into flat tortillas.
Cook on a dry griddle, medium heat for about 1-2 minutes per side. Stack on a plate as they come off the griddle and keep warm in foil.
True, they are a bit more work than the store bought version but worth the extra effort.
Tonight’s menu: Grilled chicken with shredded veggies from our garden, wrapped in our homemade tortillas, ranch fries, and lightly sweetened ice tea.
Whole Wheat Tortillas
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup canola oil
1 cup warm water
This batch makes about 10 tortillas. I usually multiply it by 5 for our family.
Enjoy your dinner!