My sister sent me this recipe some time ago and I loved it so much I make these tortillas all the time. The recipe is very simple but the tortillas are delicious and very soft and flexible. I keep them in the fridge in a zip bag and they last for several days. The recipe says it makes 10-12 tortillas, but I make 8. I think the recipe comes from a King Arthur Book. I hope you like the recipe as much as I do!
Whole-Wheat Flour Tortillas
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
3 TBS vegetable oil
2/3 cup warm water
Combine the flour and salt in a medium mixing bowl or a food processor and mix together. Add the oil and mix the flour thoroughly. Mix in the warm water (with the machine running, if you’re using a food processor). Because the protein content and absorption of different flours can vary, you may need to use more or less water. You’ll want a dough that’s a bit softer than ones you make with white flour; the whole wheat will absorb some of the liquid as it sits. Once you’ve mixed the dough, let it sit, covered, for 20 minutes.
Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface, knead it a couple of times, and pat it into an even disk. Cut the dough into 10-12 pieces, and roll each piece into a ball. Cover the balls and let them rest for 20 minutes. If you have a tortilla press, use it to flatten each ball. If you’re rolling te tortillas by hand, take one of the balls and flatten it into a small disk. USing a floured rolling pin on a lightly floured work surface, roll the tortilla into a very thin, flat round about 6 to 8 inches in diameter.
Heat a heavy, ungreased griddle, over medium-high heat. Toss a tortilla onto the griddle and let it heat on one side for about 1 minute, then use tongs to lift and flip the tortilla to bake it on the other side. Bake the tortilla until each side begins to brown in spots, about 1 minute to a side. While the first tortilla is baking, roll the second one. Transfer the baked tortilla to a plate and toss on the next tortilla. Repeat until all the tortillas are rolled and baked. You may stack the tortillas and cover them with a towel to keep them soft and warm until you’re ready to use them.