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Flour Tortillas

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Flour Tortillas
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  • Makes: 10 servings

Skip the store-bought tortillas and make your own with this simple recipe. Swap out some of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour, a whole grain.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour (all-purpose, or 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or shortening)
  • 1/2 cup water (warm, 105-110 degrees F)

Directions

1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.

2. Add oil and mix until crumbly.

3. Start with 1/2 cup of water and add 1 Tablespoon at a time until mixture forms a loose crumbly ball.

4. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 6 to 8 times or until smooth.

5. Divide into 10 balls. Roll each piece into an 8 inch circle.

6. Heat a 12 inch dry skillet over medium-high heat. Place one tortilla at a time into skillet and cook until light brown spots appear on bottom. Turn over and cook on other side until lightly browned.

Source:

Montana State University Extension, Nutrition Education Programs.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 tortilla
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 115
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 166 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 3 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 31 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 27 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 115
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.2 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 3 g
Minerals
Calcium 31 mg
Potassium 27 mg
Sodium 166 mg
Copper 38 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 6 mg
Phosphorus 37 mg
Selenium 8 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 0 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 0 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 3 mcg
Folate 73 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 3 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

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1 1/2 ounces

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make your own tortillas

Even tho we make our own bread, I was a little reluctant to try my hand at tortillas; but I'm glad I did. For uniform size/shaping I roll the dough & then slice, using a small plate as a guide <br/> <br/> <br/>The tortilla ingredients are in my cabinet 99% of the time & are inexpensive to prepare. They can be used as sandwich wraps, quesadillas, or made crispy for a chip like snack & you can add spices for flavor variability <br/> <br/> <br/>For me the challenging part was learning how to roll them nice & flat, and thin enough. The learning process was well worth the effort, as I am now able to make something myself that I was previously buying at the store <br/> <br/> <br/>The tortilla ingredients are in my cabinet 99% of the time & are inexpensive to prepare. They can be used as sandwich wraps, quesadillas, or made crispy for a chip like snack & you can add spices for flavor variability <br/> <br/> <br/>For me the challenging part was learning how to roll them nice & flat, & thin enough. The learning process was well worth the effort, as I am now able to make something myself that I was previously buying at the store