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Fresh Ground Organic Whole Wheat Tortillas

Grinding your own whole wheat flour may take a little extra time, but is well worth the effort for flavor, nutrition, and cost. Wheat berries, if stored properly, retain their nutrients for many years. Once ground into a flour they will lose nutrients very quickly. About 1 cup of whole wheat berries will make 11/4 cups of flour. This recipe makes approximately ten 8in tortillas. We chose to use hard red winter wheat for its chewy texture and higher protein content. Wheat berries are rich in vitamins B1 and B3, as well as the minerals magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese and selenium. They are also an excellent source of fiber as they contain the germ, endosperm and bran of the whole grain.

Combine the following ingredients:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 T olive oil
1/2 cup warm water

Form mixture into a ball and then knead the dough for approximately 1 min. Let stand for 15 min., and then divide into ten equal portions. Roll each portion onto a floured surface in the shape you desire. Place directly onto a dry skillet over medium heat. We prefer cast iron. Avoid anything with a Teflon coating as this is considered by many to be toxic, especially when heated to smoking point ( see note at the bottom of page). Let cook about 30seconds on each side or until lightly browned. You can use a little oil and a longer cooking time for crispier tortillas. Now top with your favorite ingredients for wraps, burritos, tostados etc. Enjoy.



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