Alright! I’ve now checked off the next thing I wanted to try making… sourdough tortillas! I simply followed Wardeh’s Tortilla Recipe and found it so easy! They brought back so many memories of our time in Rancho Sordo Mudo where we were first missionaries. The deaf girls there at the time would make homemade tortillas once a week and I would often join them. We had to make up to 150 tortillas for one meal! Yeah, there had to be enough for everybody to have 2 or more. They were a lot of work, but addicting & crazy yummy!
These tortillas are definitely different, but in a good way… No, I’m not talking about how they look! Give me some time, I was a little rusty getting back into making tortillas! LOL!!
First, they are made with whole wheat flour instead of the famous Mexican Rosa white flour. Second, they had sourdough in them… give them that unique tang you would never find in white tortillas.
Anyway, these were so yummy and chewy. They came out a little thick (even though I rolled them till they could break!), but that’s because I used whole wheat flour. The WW flour made them a little heavier, but you can make them lighter by using spelt or pastry wheat like the recipe suggests… nonetheless, they were still wonderful and I actually prefer a thicker tortilla over the thinner varieties. Here are my reasons:
- They hold better, instead of falling apart when stuffed with eggs & veggies.
- Give you more body and flavor
- Fills the hunger void quickly
- Make excellent “thin-crust” pizza
Oh yeah! You can easily make individual pizzas in 10 minutes with 4 or more simple ingredients: tomato paste or fresh sliced tomatoes, cheese, fresh or dried herbs and sourdough tortilla. Lay out tortillas on a cookie sheet, throw your toppings on, drizzle with a little olive oil and put it in the oven for about 10 minutes or so at 350. Great with a big bowl of salad!
I also love to cut up the tortillas and fry them in a little oil, then toss them in with some raw sugar and cinnamon. That’s what the deaf girls and I used to do IF there were any leftover tortillas… otherwise, we just simply hid a batch of them for that very purpose! LOL!
Oh and they are excellent with sweet sour cream too… simply add a little honey with your favorite sour cream. Buen Provecho!
What are your favorites ways to use tortillas? You can try making chimichangas or quesadillas!
Next, I am going to make muffins! Hope they come out alright… I have a feeling these might be a little challenging :o)