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Whole Grain Soaked Torillas

July 22, 2010

  In our home we devour tortillas like there is a  world tortilla shortage! Sick of spending about $10 a month on tortillas. (Ok, ok… I know in the grand scheme of things $10 bucks really isn’t THAT much! For the money I would rather nosh on some gourmet cheese or free range organic chicken .)

Did you notice the typo in the title? Torillas? Yep!   I kept the typo being the one-handed nursing typing diva I am! ( It gave me a much-needed laugh, so live on Torillas!) Disclaimer: I indiscriminately laugh at myself, often,  for no apparent reason. In addition, sleep deprivation has dug it’s claws into my psyche. Soooo…(pause) torillas is probably not  funny to you…at all. 

  Enough of that,

now moving on.

This recipe for Whole Grain Soaked Tortillas inspired by Passionate Homemaking.

Ingredients: Yields 8-12 tortillas

3 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup warm filtered water
1 Tbsp acid medium (kefir, whey, buttermilk, yogurt, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, I used the whey off the top of my plain yogurt.)
1/4 cup coconut oil, vegetable oil or butter – melted
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt


  1. Combine flour, water, melted coconut oil or butter and 1 Tbsp of acid medium. Cover and soak at room temperature for 12-24 hours. (I cover with wax paper or plastic wrap and stash it in a cool oven overnight.)  Tick tock…Tick tock….
  2. After soaking, sprinkle the baking powder and salt onto soaked flour mixture and knead  until the dough is workable but not too stiff. (You will most likely need to add extra flour…how much depends on SO many factors like: type of flour, humidity, bla bla… I think I added about 1/2 to 1 cup.)
  3. Shape into 8 – 10 balls and let stand 10 more minutes.
  4. Roll to form a 10 inch circle or use a tortilla press.
  5. Bake on a lightly greased griddle or well seasoned cast iron skillet until done. Toasting for about 20-30 sec. per side does the trick. Bubbles=time to flip!

Thanks to her Learning Tower Amelia participates in the kitchen as much as possible. This is perfect recipe to make with kid(s), since it’s a multi-step one. Mix it up in a sleep deprived haze before bed and  let it soak overnight. Pull it out when you are ready, it’s not too picky. Toss it in the fridge if you don’t get to it (ahem – forget it) or if the kids start melting down in the middle of the roll out.   Yummy! Enjoy.                                                        

4 Comments leave one →
  1. sally powell permalink
    July 24, 2010 1:27 pm

    Oh my God so cute!
    ! love your blog
    you are great at it !
    ! keep going!
    love you sal

  2. July 27, 2010 12:12 am

    This is so cool! I keep meaning to comment on it – I really would love to make tortillas sometime. You know we love ’em over here !


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