May 10, 2013

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Welcome Vegan Potluckers!

As part of the Virtual Vegan Potluck blog tour this year, I am happy to be a part of the "Bread Course." At first I was going to make the huge loaves of bread that I put into my Thanksgiving meal a couple of years ago, but then I would be forced to butter and consume said loaves, which might not do flattering things to my arse. So, since avocados were on sale at three for a dollar last week, and I have a ton of them to eat, I thought to myself, "Tortillas! Yes, tortillas!" They are perfect for dipping into AwesomeSauce (we have seriously made a meal of this), or slathering with guacamole (again, a full meal of just this), or my favorite thing of all - a wrap consisting of guacamole, alfalfa sprouts, and halved cherry tomatoes. It doesn't sound like much, but it's seriously amazing. And, between you and me, you will BM like a soldier for the rest of the day after you eat it. Woo hoo!

4 cups whole wheat pastry flour (can sub all-purpose flour)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 cups cold water

Place all dry ingredients into a large bowl and whisk until mixed. Add oil and stir. Add water in 1/2 cup increments, stirring or mixing with hands after each addition. Knead gently in the bowl, for just a minute or so, until dough resembles photo above. Allow dough to rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.
Pinch off a piece of dough no larger than the cup of your palm,
and roll it into a ball.
Lightly flour your rolling surface, as well as your rolling pin.
Roll out your dough ball, getting it as thin as possible.
Place rolled dough onto a hot ungreased cast iron griddle. 
Allow to lightly brown on both sides. 
I like to roll out my next dough ball while the first is cooking. 

Repeat until all your balls are rolled flat and cooked up right.



Anonymous said...

Oh yeah! These look great and your site is so cute. Happy I found it via VVP!

Adriana Robles said...

I love flour tortillas so much! Or as how I know them, "tortillas de harina." Thank you for sharing this post. I'd keep up with the vegan potluck blog posts but they make me sooo hungry! What I love about yours though is that I can easily make them. :)

Anonymous said...

I've always wanted to make my own tortillas!

Annie said...

Hehe - that's my issue with baking loaves - I gotta eat 'em! Love making my own tortillas. Thank you so much for participating in the Potluck!

Anonymous said...

Those tortillas look phenomenal! I love that you made them with whole wheat pastry flour. Delicious!

Anonymous said...

Nice! I've tried making tortillas before, but couldn't get them thin enough... Yours look perfect! :)

Alexis said...

I've been meaning to make homemade tortillas for a while now and these looks fantstic! Happy VVP~

- alexis

Anonymous said...

I have been eating tortillas SO much lately, I will have to try these!

Anonymous said...

Yep, I love baking bread but I don't think my poor arse can handle anymore, lol. I've always wanted to attempt homemade tortillas, they've gotta be way better then the storebought ones, yours look fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Waw! Your Home-made flour tortillas look amazing & just right: fabulous even!

What a great entry for this VVP! I love it! You have a lovely blog here too! :)

I am participating in the dessert section, this time!
Greetinsg from a foodie from Belgium! :)

Anonymous said...

Yum! I love homemade flatbreads... it's a staple at our house because there are no crusts and my toddler will eat the whole thing. :-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the recipe. You make it sound so easy to make. I will definitely be adding this to my list of new dishes to try.

Unknown said...

Great! I have never tried making my own tortillas, and these look awesome! And light years healthy than the ones you get in the supermarket... thanks for sharing!
x Vix :: vegan baking + raw desserts

Keely said...

Yum I definitely have to try these! I've been looking for a good tortilla recipe for ages and I think I found it. Bookmarked!

Serge said...

Thanks for the great recipe! I just made these while in between washing dishes and making some refried beans.

I really like the soft texture of the tortillas. I used whole wheat instead of the whole wheat pastry flour that the recipe calls for but the tortillas came out delicious!

Unknown said...

I made some they came out delicious!!!!! And now I won't feel bad for eating these!!!!!! Lol

Unknown said...

I've made these a few times, with a couple of adjustments. I omit the baking powder and use a non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening made from palm oil that our local natural foods markets carries. I use a food processor to cut in the shortening and mix the ingredients, then knead the dough and cook as directed. I feel that the use of the shortening gives it the flaky texture that the store-bought tortillas have without all the fillers and stabilizers. Delicious!