Homemade Organic Whole Wheat Tortillas

I have scoured the internet and many cookbooks looking for the perfect flour tortilla recipe.  I have found it, my friends!  This recipe is from the Better Homes and Gardens Mexican Cook Book printed in 1977.  I have adapted this recipe only to make it organic and added whole wheat flour.   The white flour version can be found here.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup organic unbleached white flour
  • 1 cup organic whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 tsp. Homemade Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. homemade lard
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup warm water (110°)

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir together flour, salt and baking powder.
  2. Cut in the lard until mixture resembles cornmeal.
  3. Add 1/2 cup warm water and mix until dough can be gathered into a ball.  (If needed, add more water, 1 Tbsp. at a time.)
  4. Let dough rest 15 minutes, covered with a clean kitchen towel.
  5. Divide dough into 12 portions.
  6. Shape each portion into a ball.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, flatten each ball with a small luncheon plate.
  8. Roll each flattened ball into a 7-inch round.
  9. Trim uneven edges to make round tortillas, if necessary.
  10. Cook in an ungreased skillet over medium-high heat until each tortilla is lightly browned on both sides.
  11. Yields 12 tortillas.
  12. Enjoy!

 

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