Mom's Zero Waste Whole Wheat Tortillas
My mom has been making these tortillas, or rotis, for as long as I can remember. While she doesn't buy her whole wheat flour in bulk like I do, she does buy it in huge quantities. Even when I was a little girl, I would help her out by rolling them, unevenly of course. So I was really excited when she shared this recipe with me! No more plastic-wrapped tortillas for me or my family!
What you need:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup warm water (or more as needed)
What you do:
1. Combine flour, salt, and olive oil in a medium bowl.
2. Add a few tablespoons of water and mix. Repeat this step until dough comes together in a big ball.
3. Knead dough for about five minutes.
4. Separate dough into 8 equal pieces and roll out each one in a ball.
5. On a floured surface, roll out each ball into a circle (as round as possible...but it's hard). Each one should be no more than 3mm thick.
6. Use a pan to cook them. It may need to be greased depending on the surface of it. Cook each tortilla over medium each. Each side takes 1-3 minutes and will puff up as it gets cooked. Use a spatula to remove the air and ensure each side gets cooked evenly.
7. Add your favourite fillings, roll, and enjoy!