Sometimes I don’t like buying packaged items from the store just because I don’t know what goes into them.
Most of the time, I don’t worry about it, but when I get the chance, I try to recreate store-bought food items.
For example, these tortillas.
I had no idea how easy it is to make homemade tortillas. Only 4 ingredients, super easy to make, and so healthy! These are the way to go.
I got this recipe from 100 Days of Real Food and I recommend it 100%.
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Whole-Wheat Flour Tortillas
From: 100 days of real food
YIELD: 12 TORTILLAS
- 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 cup oil (I used coconut oil… of course!)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup warm water (heat in the microwave for 1 min)
- In the bowl of a mixer set with a dough hook (or paddle), pour in the flour, oil and salt.
- Beat with the dough hook until crumbly, about 3 to 5 minutes. Scrape the sides as needed.
- With the mixer running, gradually add the warm water and continue mixing until the dough is smooth, about 3 minutes.
- Take out the dough and divide it into 12 equal sized pieces.
- Using the palms of your hand roll each piece into a round ball and flatten it out on a baking tray or board. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature for at least 15 minutes or up to one hour.
- Heat a cast iron skillet, griddle or 12-inch skillet over med-high heat. The pan should be fairly hot before you begin cooking the tortillas.
- On a lightly floured board or counter top, use a rolling pin to turn each ball into a 8 to 10 inch flat circle. Be careful not to use more than a teaspoon or two of flour when rolling out each ball into a tortilla because too much excess flour will burn in the pan.
- Grease the pan with a touch of oil and then carefully transfer each tortilla, one at a time, to the pan and cook until puffy and slightly brown, about 30 to 45 seconds per side.
- Set aside on a plate to cool slightly. Refrigerate or freeze. (I left mine out at room temperature and they were fine for a week.)
What’s your favorite store-bought food you like to recreate?