Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sourdough Tortillas

I did not take pictures to show you about this, but still want to report. For dinner I made bean burritos and this is the first time I've made sourdough tortillas for them. Soaking whole grains, nuts and seed deactivates the "anti-nutrients," such as phytic acid, that interfere with the absorption of minerals. I am on a quest to improve my cooking in this way, so thought I'd give this a try. They turned out very nice. Flexible, strong, soft and delicious, all at the same time!

Sourdough Tortillas

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon RealSalt
1/2 cup sourdough starter
1/2 cup warm water
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil

Mix that all together well in a bowl with a fork. Cover it with plastic wrap and let it rest for at least 7 hours.

Turn onto a surface floured with unbleached all-purpose flour and knead until it is smooth.

Divide into 8 equal pieces and form them into little round things.

Heat up a cast iron griddle on medium heat.

Roll each piece quite thinly and bake them, one at a time, on the hot griddle. Bake the first side until bubbles appear on top, flip over and bake a little longer.

Stack them on a plate, covered with a dish towel until ready to eat.



  1. I love sourdough. I've never thought of making sourdough tortillas. I think I'm going to have to give it a try. I actually read this post right after I posted about the durum. I love homemade tortillas. It's like homemade bread; there's just something so good about them...

  2. Homemad tortilla's are sooooo goood.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my ketchup post...hope your family likes it!

    I, too, am on a mission to improve my family's health through diet and have been baking with sourdough for a while now with some success. Tortillas are one of the items I haven't tried making yet myself; your recipe is just the incentive I needed to do so! Thank so much for sharing!




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