Whole Wheat Tortillas

Whole Wheat tortillas are a snap to make at home.  While I really enjoy corn tortillas in order to make them you really should have a good tortilla press – such as the homestead tortilla press you can build for yourself.  Whole wheat tortillas don’t require a press – only a rolling pin.

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

There are two “tricks” to making whole wheat tortillas;

  1. Once you’ve kneaded the dough let the dough sit covered for at least a half hour
  2. Don’t use a seasoned or greased cast iron skillet – it will smoke.  I keep one cast iron skillet that is used just for the production of tortillas – corn and whole wheat.

It really is that simple to make great tortillas – and fresh tortillas are great in addition to being cheap to produce in your own home.