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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!