I made tortillas tonight. There is something about the simple ingredients: whole wheat flour, oil, salt, water… that make me feel wholly involved in the making-eating-nutrition process. They are the best tortillas I have ever eaten.
I didn’t see the face of the Virgin Mary in one tonight, but I felt a spirited connectedness when I ate it.
Ahh, food for the soul…
Isn’t it funny how things like flour or the face of God can impact us in such small and meaningful ways?
- Preparation Time: 35 min.
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Cuisine: Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
- Servings: 12 tortillas
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup warm water
1Mix 2 1/2 cups of the flour, oil, and salt together until it turns into a grainy consistency like cornmeal.
2Slowly add the water and mix until smooth and doughy.
3Divide the dough into 12 balls and flatten.
4Let the dough balls sit for approximately 30 minutes.
5When ready to cook, heat a griddle over medium-high heat and put a few drops of olive oil in the pan.
6Roll out the tortillas as thin as possible without tearing them, using as little flour as possible (it will burn).
7Slide one tortilla into the pan and cook for 45 seconds on each side.
8Continue until all the tortillas are cooked.
9Easily frozen if you have leftovers.