Jan 18, 2014

Flour tortillas w/whole spelt

Really...no reason to leave the house, go to a store and buy tortillas that taste like a plastic bag...

Recipe adapted from Food.com
time: about 40 min (30 min inactive)
makes 6  tortillas

2 cups (300 g) regular flour OR, what I used: 1 1/2 cups (180 g) whole spelt flour and 1/2 cup (75 g) regular flour
1 teaspoon (4 g) baking powder
1/2 teaspoon (4 g) fine salt
4 Tablespoons (60 ml) olive oil
1/2 cup (120 ml) warm water

In a bowl of your standing mixer, sift together flour(s), baking powder and salt. With your fingers, work oil into the flour mix with  (about 1 min). 

Attach the bowl to your standing mixer. Using a paddle attachment, stir in water with the rest of the ingredients till a smooth and elastic dough forms (about 1-2 minutes) and not any longer. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and let it rest for about 30 minutes (in room temperature). 

Then...take your rolling board and pin out. Dived the dough in 6 balls. Roll one thin (thinnest you can) and about 10inch/23cm in diameter, using a little flour if the dough sticks.
Cover the rest with a damp cloth. Roll them all. 

Heat a large skillet to medium/high (hotter than for crepes). Cook tortillas (on a dry skillet) for about 30 seconds (maybe less but not more, as the skillet gets hotter with cooking) on each side.

  • simple and tasty, these tortillas go great with anything;
  • I browsed through many recipes and when they all started to look familiar...I knew I found the way;
  • rolling the dough was easy, it had the right consistency;
  • I used a Teflon skillet, but any other should work too, according to the author;
  • do not overcook or they will become hard;
  • during cooking, I preheated my oven a bit with a ceramic dish inside to store ready tortillas;
  • then I turned the oven off and covered the tortillas with a damp cloth till we were ready to eat;
  • tortillas like to be eaten rather sooner than later; 
  • we had no problems; it just...I had to take those pictures really fast...


  1. Dear Elzbieta, I will try these! tortilla's are expensive and they do taste a bit like plastic!
    Thank you for this recipe and the encourage to try these. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  2. What a simple recipe! Making my own tortillas is on my foodie bucket list...and yours are terrific!

  3. Love these wholewheat tortillas! We share the same love of spelt :-)

  4. Oh wow!! THis is such a great idea to make a fresh tortilla! YUM!! Also, I hope that you have a great weekend! :)

  5. I love this idea - you're so right there is no reason to buy them! When I was child, my best friend at the time's mom made them all the time. I need to try them again!

  6. Ela, how delicious... I've been wanting to make tortillas, but I thought you needed a tortilla press for some reason!

    1. ...just a rolling pin, apparently:)

  7. Sounds like a nice light TEA- time

  8. Look Beautiful Ela, I never have made tortillas, look delicious! xx

  9. Wow these are easy to make and they look amazing, soft like pillows too which would not happen store bought.

  10. Great idea - these sound so fresh and healthy!

  11. I tried making my own once...they hardened so quickly (I probably used wrong flour). Your look pliable and soft.

  12. Your homemade tortillas look awesome Ela! Made them once but they didn't look nearly as good or soft as yours :)