Economical Whole-Grain Spelt Tortillas

Posted by on June 24, 2010 | 13 Comments

Usually, I only post recipes that are “my own” in the sense that I made them up in my little head (not to say someone else out there couldn’t have made up a similar one in their own head – really, how many original recipe ideas are truly left?!) or I have significantly altered a recipe. Seriously, I have a hard time leaving those ingredients and directions alone. But once in a while I find a simple gem … one that I just know I shouldn’t mess with … at least not right away.

I actually made this tortilla recipe for the first time last year, and have made it twice since. The first time I did the sandwich roll-ups you see below with some homemade slaw, the second time we used them for fajitas, and the third time I used them for making roll-up snacks, vegan/vegetarian style (sweet and savory). Sorry no pics on the last two, but they were equally good … better even, since my rolling skills improved.

Whole Grain Spelt Tortillas - Vegan

True, I will be fooling around with this wholesome tortilla recipe in the future, it just seems to have so much potential. But, it is also awesome as is, so I really wanted to share it with you here. Plus, I love, love, love that they use so few ingredients (no additives!), are totally whole grain, and quite economical (have you seen the price of good tortillas these days?). Oh yes, and they are tasty too … husband approved.

 

Whole Grain Spelt Tortilla

Rolling out the tortilla dough is more of an art than I expected, and does take some practice. If you happen to have a tortilla press, this recipe will be insanely fast. If not, allow a little extra time for rolling and cooking … you will speed up with practice. Also, I like my tortillas burrito-sized, so I just make 6. Eight makes them a generous taco-size in my opinion.

Recipe from Recipezaar. This recipe is Vegan / Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, and Sugar-Free.

  • 2 Cups Spelt Flour (whole grain)
  • 1/2 to 1 Teaspoon Salt (I like to use half the amount, but your call)
  • 1-1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3/4 Cup Hot Water

In a bowl, mix all ingredients well. Cover and let sit in a warm place for 20 minutes.

Divide into 8 equal parts [6 for larger tortillas] and let sit, covered, another 20 minutes.

Roll each ball out to a 6- or 7-inch circle shape. I’ve found it helps to flatten each ball with your hand. Then take the rolling pin and roll from the center outwards, back and forth a few times as you go around the circle. When it starts to get thinner, take your left hand (if you’re right handed) and turn the tortilla a couple inches. Use your right hand to use the rolling pin (holding in the middle) and roll from the center outwards. Keep turning and rolling until it is paper thin.

Preheat a skillet on medium high heat. Place a tortilla into the skillet and watch until bubbles form. This won’t take long [about 30 to 60 seconds].

After bubbles form, and the bottom is lightly brown (or there are darker spots), flip over, press down once or twice [I prefer not to press down, this is an option], and cook for about 30-45 seconds, or if smoke appears.

Cook remaining tortillas, watching carefully, and place in a plastic bag, with wet paper towels in between them (or at least on top and bottom of stack) to keep them soft and moist.

These are best if used fresh, but you can refrigerate them if needed [careful as they can dry out], or remove the paper towels and freeze. 

Yields 6 to 8 whole grain tortillas

Whole Grain Spelt Tortillas - Vegan

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Alisa’s Recipe Index

Posted by on December 27, 2008 | 9 Comments

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  • All recipes on this blog are dairy-free (that is free of all milk ingredients including lactose and casein), since I am also the founder of this site.
  • If you are only interested in gluten-free recipes, see my Gluten-Free Recipe Index (all the recipes are still dairy-free).
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Giveaway: Organic Rudi’s Bread & Sandwich Boxes

Posted by on September 21, 2011 | 88 Comments

This is my favorite commercial bread bakery, and frankly, the only brand I’ve purchased in years. I’m big on homemade bread, but when this stuff goes on sale, I sometimes cheat and pick up a loaf for breakfast toast. I love that they run a dairy-free bakery!

To get warmed up for the giveaway, here are a few fun Rudi-related things that might interest you:

  1. Today I posted a Banana Hot Dog “Sundae” Recipe from Rudi’s Bakery on Go Dairy Free. This is a fun snack that you and your little ones can enjoy whether vegan, gluten-free, or nut-free!
  2. A couple of months ago I reviewed Rudi’s Whole Grain English Muffins and Tortillas. Yum!
  3. A Coupon for $1 Off Any Rudi’s Organic Bread (vegan).
  4. A Coupon for $1 Off Any Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bread (gluten-free and dairy-free).

Okay, are you ready? Comment on this post to enter to win:

  • Two Rudi’s FREE Loaf Coupons (gluten-free or regular/wheat – your choice!) AND
  • Two Rudi’s sandwich boxes

Tell me, which loaves of Rudi’s bread would you purchase? You can see the whole line-up at Rudi’s Organic and Rudi’s Gluten-Free. I’ll pick a winner in two days, on Friday, September 23rd!

Me personally? I just bought the 100% Whole Wheat Organic Bread from Rudi’s using the coupon, but if I could find that Spelt Ancient Grain bread, I would be all over it.

 

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