Wow, how easy were those? If I’d known just how simple and easy it would be to make my own flour tortillas I would have done it a long time ago. No nasty, hidden, barely pronounceable chemicals and no danger to the beautiful orangutans through the use of palm oil.
If you want to make these tortilla wraps the same size as the ones bought in a store, double the mixture. These were just the right size for me but my boyfriend has well and truly bought into the commercial ideal that big is better.
Wholemeal Tortillas Wraps
Makes 6-8 wraps
- 65g plain wholemeal flour
- 210g plain/all purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 60ml/ ¼ cup of vegetable oil
- 120ml/ ½ cup warm water
- Sift the flours and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
- Add the salt.
- Add the oil and water and mix to combine until the dough until a sticky ball forms.
- Wrap in plastic and rest it for 30-40 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 6-8 balls for and cover them with a damp cloth.
- Lightly dust a counter or pastry board with flour and roll out each ball of dough into a circle approximately 0.5cm thick. Don’t roll the dough out more than once or the tortillas will be tough.
- Heat a dry, heavy pan over high heat for 5 minutes. Cook the tortillas 30 seconds on each side or until the dough looks dry and a few brown spots form on both surfaces. Do not over-cook or they will be hard. Wrap in a damp tea towel to keep warm whilst cooking the other tortillas.