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How to Make Soft and Thick Tortillas
A Thick Homemade Tortilla--Wholesome and so Good
You Can Easily Make Soft, Thick Tortillas From Home.
I've always liked tortillas but never cared for their "thinness." I've noticed that thin tortillas can become soggy and they tear quite easily. While their thinness makes them pliable and as such they can be rolled around ingredients, such as for wraps, and for other uses, they can be awkward. Never mind that they seem lightweight and when you are hankering for a real meal, they may not seem all that filling.
Thicker tortillas, by contrast, are much sturdier, and to me, they are far more satisfying, because you feel like you've really bitten into something.
It is very easy to make thick tortillas from home and these do quite nicely when you are out of bread, low on ingredients or wish for something a little different. And the great thing about making your own tortillas is flavor. I notice, with some of the store-bought tortillas, there's an under-taste I don't care for.
Ingredients for Soft Tortillas
You only need a few ingredients to make homemade tortillas. These are flour, baking powder, salt and water.
- 2 cups flour (white or whole wheat)
- 1-2 tsp. baking powder
- Salt to taste
- Water to moisten
Instructions for Homemade Tortillas
- Place dry ingredients in bowl.
- Add in water and stir gently.
- Stir with wooden spoon. When ball starts to form, start kneading dough with hands. Clean any dough from sides of bowl and add into dough.
- Add more flour, sprinkling over dough, as needed, so that dough does not stick to hands.
- Continue kneading dough, folding over and working with hands until it feels elastic and smooth.
- Divide dough into 2-4 portions.
- Shape each piece into a ball (which helps make for more even circles) and roll out with a rolling pin on a floured counter until 1/8" thick. Tortillas will rise when cooking and while you don't want them so thin they will tear, you don't want them overly thick either.
- Place in greased frying pan on top of stove and cook over low heat covered. Flip tortillas as they cook. Continue cooking until tortillas are golden brown.
Will it be White or Whole Wheat Tortillas?
White or whole wheat flour can be used when making tortillas.
Whole Wheat Tortillas
As seen in the pictures above, this batch of dough was made with whole wheat flour.
How to Serve Thick Tortillas
Tortillas can be cut into wedges.
- Eat plain or spread with butter.
- Cut into wedges and dip into humus.
- Spread with refried beans, olives, and grated cheese.
- Fry hamburger, season with Taco Seasoning, top tortillas with this mixture.
Golden Brown and Ready to Eat
Have You Tried Making Homemade Tortillas?
© 2013 Athlyn Green