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Easy Home-made wheat tortillas

Literally everyone can make this super easy Home-made wheat tortillas! They are way better than the one from the grocery store and they costs nothing! Get ready to get your hands dirty. These tortillas are perfect for fajitas, quesadillas and wraps.

In order to keep on with the Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine. I am going to teach you how to make Home-made wheat tortillas from scratch. This time I used the tortillas I made to make some fajitas with beans and guacamole. You can find in the previous article the recipe for the filling: bell pepper cooked into veggies fajitas, Refried beans, and home made guacamole.

For this what tortillas you need only 4 ingredients. No baking powder or baking soda needed. And no kneading machine. The majority of tortilla’s recipes tells to add baking powder or soda, however for a better result I advice not to use. The tortillas need to be flat as possible, and the baking powder will create bubbles and tickles which we don’t want in our tortillas. I prefer to use vegetable oil instead of olive oil. I discover, by making many that vegetable oil makes the tortillas way lighter and with a more neutral taste.

Make it with your hands

You will need a scale, a large bowl a spoon or a whisk, a kitchen towel and knife to divide the dough in equal parts.

the dough

Get your scale and set to grams. For 8 medium tortillas measure 300g of Flour 0. Then Add a pinch of salt and 60 ml of vegetable oil. Afterwards And 150ml of boiling water. Take a spoon or a whisk and mix it together until it gets homogeneous. Take it out from the bowl and knead the dough for 4-5 min. Shape it into a ball and place it back inside the bowl and cover with a kitchen towel. It’s nap time! Then let it rest. If it’s summer I usually place into the fridge so the water doesn’t dry out. Let it rest from 30 minutes up to 3 hours.

The balls

After the dough finished its nap. Take the dough out knead it a bit more and with a knife divide it in 8 equal parts. Shape each part into small dough balls. Now it’s time to make it flat. How do I do? The best utensil is a tortilla press or Prensa Para Tortillas, I don’t have this so a rolling pin is the best option. If you find yourself without one, a bottle of wine will work just fine. Yes, yes, you can drink it! In order to flatten your tortilla help yourself with some extra flower, so it won’t stick to your utensil or empty bottle of wine.

Warm it

Warm up a non-stick pan on a high flame. When hot, place the first tortilla for 10 second, then turn it to the other side. Pay attention not to burn yourself. Let it cook for other 10-15 sec and turn once again. After that let the tortilla on the flame for 30 seconds and it should start to make bubbles. This is a good sign, a really GOOD ONE!
Now, you should start to see some brown spot, it’s time to turn once again. Let it sit for few second more and the tortilla is ready to eat. Otherwise place it inside a clean table cloth to keep it warm and soft.
Repeat this for all your tortillas.

Fill it!

Take one of your tortilla fill it with the refried beans you cooked earlier. On top, drop some of the bell pepper fajitas still warm. Place some coriander leaves and onion slices to garnish. Squeeze a lime on top and serve with a side of guacamole and Senhor Rito hot sauces. Your tongue will get on fire!

Easy Home-made wheat tortillas
ingredients for 8 medium tortillas

300 Wheat flower
70ml of vegetable oil
150ml of warm water
a pinch of salt

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