I recently acquired 2 new kitchen appliances. My sweet new Wondermill Grain Mill and a tortilla press. I decided to put both to the test and create a new version of my homemade flour tortilla recipe. This version uses freshly ground wheat. If you only have store boughten wheat flour on hand you will use a little less flour. This version isn’t whole wheat, it’s half wheat and half white. If you want you could do a full wheat version, my hubby wasn’t too thrilled with the taste of those though so we compromised and made half and half.
What You Need:
- 1 c. wheat flour (+ a little more if you are using freshly ground)
- 1 c. white flour
- 1 1/2 t. baking powder
- 1 c. warm milk
- 1 T oil (your choice, I used olive)
- 1 t. salt
I ground my wheat on the bread setting. That seems to pretty much be my go-to setting right now. It’s been working great for everything I tried it in!
Mix together the flours, oil, salt, and baking powder in a bowl.
Add in the milk and mix. You may need to add more flour. Just depends on the flour used.
Knead the dough for a few minutes.
The ideally kneaded tortilla dough is what I call “post it note sticky” Very slightly sticky to the touch but not too sticky that it will stick to your hands or the table. Roll out thin and fry on a griddle or large frying pan. You can see my full step by step rolling out the dough for tortillas picture tutorial HERE. I used my new tortilla press for these so I didn’t have to roll them out at all!
I like to make at least a double or triple batch of these so I can freeze them for future use. They do take a little bit of work to make so I don’t like having to make them too often but they are so worth it!
I have tried corn tortillas and flour tortillas. I prefer the flour, but I can’t seem to make them a good size. I may have to try yours, they look a good size 😉
Yes, make them regularly. Going to try wheat next.
We make homemade tortillas quite a bit here too, and I’d probably make them more if they didn’t take so much hands-on time. I’ve been thinking about a tortilla press for a long time. We used to live in an area with a lot of Mexican grocery stores and they would stock these great, heavy wooden ones. What is yours like? Do you like it? I always thought a tortilla press might do double duty for pie crusts too, which I always make from scratch but sometimes dread because of the rolling & the mess. What do you think? Congrats on the wondermill! You are stocked! Would love to see more details on the tortilla press one day….
I tried out the smaller tortilla presses that run around $20 and I really didn’t like it so I ended up getting one of these: http://amzn.to/KUaLdU It’s taking me a bit to get used to it but no more rolling!