Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Main Dish-Whole Wheat Tortillas

Here's another recipe from the newspaper. Since Cinco de Mayo is drawing near the paper has many Mexican recipes. I am going to post as many as I can and maybe some more tomorrow, so check back if you are interested in gathering more Mexican recipes.


1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups ice water
In mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir until mixed well. Drizzle oil over flour mixture and stir. Slowly add ice water until a soft dough is formed. Shape into 2-inch balls and place on lightly oiled cookie sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for one hour or until you are ready to make tortillas. Heat an un-oiled heavy griddle over medium heat. While griddle is heating, roll out some tortillas. On a floured board roll each ball as thin as possible while forming a six-to eight-inch circle. Cook each tortilla about thirty seconds to one minute on each side. They should puff slightly when done. These should not become brown or crisp. Yield: 1 dozen

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