Monday, August 10, 2009

Soaked whole wheat tortillas

If your new here you might think we live off frozen pizza and waffles from my recent posts. Really we eat a whole foods diet about 75% of the time, and much of that is organic as our budget allows. I promise. Our local store (Food Lion) has had some great deals using coupons, and I've been stocking up on there free stuff (like frozen pizza, and waffles). We might eat either one of these about once a week....except for the hubby. He will eat either about once a day. He always has a "snack" after dinner, before bed. It's really his 4th meal.....but hey the guy could stand to gain about 60 pounds, so I don't say much.
To see some of our more regular shopping check this post here. Or here to see what I do with our milk.
Now, onto tortillas. I usually make all of our tortillas, we are from Texas and eat a lot of tortillas. Really I could replace it for loaf bread and never really know the difference. Soaked whole wheat tortillas are just as yummy, if not more so than the "other" ones. You can also make it with other grains, if you are gluten free or have a wheat intolerance.
I use the recipe from Sue Gregg's An Introduction to Whole Grain Baking. I actually have all of her cookbooks and HIGHLY recommend them to anyone wanting to eat better but doesn't know where to start.
After tripling the recipe, mixing it, and letting it soak overnight....the next morning this is what happens.
I always start out with a good cuppa! Really, rolling 40 tortillas isn't that fun.
Need salt into the dough, I more salt than what she calls for...we like salt here.

Divide the dough into sections

Divide the sections into sections to make balls. Some big, some little for different size tortillas.

I throw my tortilla balls into flour while they are waiting to be rolled(this is white flour I find it easier to roll, than using wheat, but wheat would work)

Take your ball and start the rolling process

Soon it will look like a real tortilla.

Throw it onto a griddle or skillet, I prefer cast iron, but others would work
Flip it once it starts to get air pockets

Finished product, lots of tortillas for the freezer and some for eating fresh


Gen said...

i really enjoyed making my own tortillas...don't think i've done the whole wheat ones though...will have to do that after i recover from baby...the ones i made were SOOO much better! :)

Sarah said...

I love homemade tortillas. I may have to whip up a batch of them this week.

Mrs. B said...

Gen- They are so good. When I make them with white flour we eat way too many. I grind our own wheat then soak it overnight. We eat less of them because they are way more filling.

Sarah-If you want the recipe let me know.

MolleenCarie said...

Those look yummy! I have made HM tortillas a few times, using the recipe at -- they were so much tastier than store bought!

Angela said...

I made these a few weeks ago and had such a time getting them round, but they were tasty even as stars and other weird shapes. :)

I'm so excited to see how well you cook and how great you shop! Holy smokes, I have a lot to learn from you. I thought I was shopping well, but then there is always someone out there that can knock your socks off.

Most of the other deal/shopping sites I visit focus on so much processed stuff. Keep up the good work. I'm going to add myself as a follower. I'll be the bent over yoga person. :)