Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas

 We love the fact that you don't have to use boiled water to make our flour tortilla recipe! This flour tortilla recipe is fast and easy to make and, the best part of it is you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen for making our homemade tortilla recipe.  This equates to the last minute save the day situation when your schedule doesn’t have time for a grocery store trip.

    We also love the fact that making our homemade tortilla recipe is a fun hands-on mixing experience.  We have discovered that mixing flour with our fingers is a great stress reliever, to say the least.  It’s kind of like when we used to get the play dough out and dig right in.  We have fond memories of those days and hope you do too!

    Our hard red spring wheat berries ground into flour give these tortillas an amazing burst of flavor, much more than any tortilla you purchase in the store.  And, one of the best parts of this recipe is that the tortillas can be made any size you wish, depending on what you will be using them for.

    These tortillas are truly amazing and always loved by everyone.  Quick and easy makes it fun so that you can get your kids involved in the mixing experience.  They just love to use their hands!

    Finally, the texture of the tortillas is just what you are looking for in an excellent tortilla!

     whole wheat tortilla recipe

    Flour Tortilla Recipe

     Prep Time 15 Minutes
    Total Time 30 Minutes
    Ingredients 5
    Servings 24


    Flour Tortilla Ingredients

    • 4 cups fresh milled hard red spring wheat berries
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 2 tsp. baking powder
    • 2 tbsp. shortening (you may substitute lard, extra-virgin olive oil, softened butter or margarine)
    • 1 ½ cups water

    How to Make Flour Tortillas

    1. Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl. Mix in the shortening with your fingers until the flour resembles cornmeal. Add the water and mix until the dough comes together; place on a lightly floured surface and knead a few minutes until smooth and elastic.  Cover with saran wrap and rest dough for 30 minutes.
    2. Divide the dough into approximately 8 equally sized pieces for large tortillas, make each piece into a ball.  Lightly flour your surface and rolling pin to roll each dough ball into a thin, round tortilla.  Roll out from the center of each dough ball, picking up and turning 90 degrees every time you roll to get a round tortilla.  It will almost feel like you are rolling out pizza dough.
    3. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
    4. Place tortilla in a dry, hot skillet (we like hot cast iron skillets) for 5 seconds on the first side and 5 seconds on the second size.  The tortillas will become slightly bubbly and turn a slight golden/brown.
    5. Once cooked, stack and wrap tortillas in a damp towel or toweled tortilla warmer so they will not become crunchy while you finish cooking the remaining tortillas. The tortillas will come out soft and beautiful.

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