I thought making homemade tortillas would be very difficult and reading instructions  on the net I was puzzled if I should attempt to make them or not, as a cast iron skillet was required which I do not have.

My friend Ben, of What’s Cooking, is hosting an event Homemade #4 – Tortillas, so at least I wanted to give them a try even if I failed making them.  To prepare the tortillas I was going to use my sautéing pan.

The procedure was very easy and the dough was easy to manage.  I had a bit difficulty in getting them round but when I rolled out the dough I put a plate on top and cut the remaining dough.

I got the idea of making them with sun dried tomatoes from a packet of tortillas I bought at the supermarket to make Fajitas on Cinco di Mayo and reading the ingredients I read that they used sun dried tomatoes, paprika and red peppers so I decided to recreate them without using the peppers as I did not have enough.

Homemade whole wheat tortillas with sun dried – Recipe by Ivy

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 1 – 2 minutes each

Makes: 8 tortillas

Ingredients:

1

Cup

Whole wheat flour

1

Cup

All purpose flour

½

Cup

sun dried tomatoes (12)

1

Tsp

Baking powder

½

Tsp

Salt

1/2

Tsp

Sweet paprika

2

Tbsp

Olive oil

½

Cup

Water

Directions:

1.

In a food processor mash the sun dried tomatoes and add a couple tbsp water if necessary.

2.

In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt, paprika and olive oil and mix. Add the tomatoes and mix well. Start adding the water gradually until the dough does not stick on your hands or on the mixer bow.

3.

Fold the dough in cling film and leave it to rest for half an hour.

4.

Divide dough in eight equal pieces and shape into small balls.

5.

Roll out each ball as thinly as possible using some extra flour to dust the dough and the surface.

6.

Heat your sauteing pan and brush it with a few drops of olive oil and cook for about 1 minute on each side. (While it is cooking keep preparing the next one).

7.

Wrap them in a kitchen napkin to keep them warm.

To make the Fajitas, I already had some leftover roasted pork from lunch, so I  cut it into smaller pieces and in a skillet I sauteed 1 onion finely chopped with 1 tablespoon olive oil and then added some peppers (red, yellow, green) and for seasoning I used some garlic powder, boukovo (Greek chili flakes) cumin, hot paprika, salt and pepper and finally I added the meat.

I did not have any sour cream or queso fresco to serve it with but I served it with 1 tablespoon Katiki Domokou, a delicious Greek cream cheese and some salad.

This cheese is made with goat and ewe milk and is usually eaten as a starter, in a salad or on its own with bread, perfect as a mezes with white wine.

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  1. Ο/Η Konstantina λέει:

    Oh, this looks so delicious!
    I’ve been meaning for a long time now to make tortillas (or at least try) and maybe now is the right moment;)
    Konstantina

  2. Ο/Η Happy Cook λέει:

    I think toritilas are almost like the rotis we make in India, this looks eally good ivy.

  3. Ο/Η Angie's Recipes λέει:

    This is totally cool….. I have made a couple of times of tortilla, but most time just with normal wheat flour. Sundried tomatoes in the tortilla wraps is innovative.

  4. Ο/Η Rosa λέει:

    Mmmmmhhh, that’s something I love! A wonderful dish!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  5. Ο/Η Abigail λέει:

    YUM! You know, even before I read your post, I was thinking last night about making homemade tortillas. I made them years ago and they were really tasty. Not pretty, but tasty. Yours look beautiful as well as delicious!

  6. Ο/Η Simona λέει:

    Wow! Very nice. Maybe I’ll try to make tortillas one of these days. I also like the idea of adding sun dried tomatoes to the dough.

    Simona’s last blog post..sale

  7. Ο/Η Cakelaw λέει:

    Great looking tortillas there Ivy – you certianly get a high distinction on these. I have never made them from scratch – so double ticks here.

  8. Ο/Η Joan Nova λέει:

    You did a very good job, Ivy…bravo! (P.S. I used a regular skillet too.)

  9. Ο/Η Peter G λέει:

    Ivy I’m impressed! These look fantastic and I do have most of the ingredients on hand…love the use of sun dried tomatoes.

    Peter G’s last blog post..Frittata

  10. Ο/Η Divya Vikram λέει:

    Great that u made tortillas at home! And I missed so many of your posts!Will check now..

  11. Ο/Η Divya Vikram λέει:

    Tortillas look perfect. You made it like a pro! Fajitas look great ttoo!!

  12. Ο/Η rachel λέει:

    Like HC said, it is similar to rotis/chapathis, made almost eveyday at every Indian home.Love the fajitas..

    rachel’s last blog post..Corn and Tomato Salsa

  13. Ο/Η Lubna Karim λέει:

    Oh wow love that cheesy topping…….Looks droolworthy….

  14. Ο/Η Parita λέει:

    Wow these are so healthy and delicious..never thought of making whole wheat tortillas..:)

  15. Ο/Η lisaiscooking λέει:

    I’ve never made tortillas, but now I want to try! The added sun-dried tomatoes sound fantastic. Yours look great!

    lisaiscooking’s last blog post..Salsa Verde Salmon

  16. Ο/Η Teresa λέει:

    Oh Ivy, these are wonderful tortillas. So is the fajita recipe. Can I come over for dinner??? :)

    Teresa’s last blog post..Border Frittata

  17. Ο/Η Núria λέει:

    Bravo Ivy! Very nice :D, your tortillas look delicious!!! I still have to try, but if you say it’s easier than you thought, then I’m rolling my sleeves up!

    Núria’s last blog post..Rice flan with fried Egg [Flickr]

  18. Ο/Η Janet from Gourmet Traveller 88 λέει:

    Wow, Homemade tortilla? You are amazing, I bet they taste 100x better than the ready made ones.

    Janet @Gourmet Traveller 88’s last blog post..japanese asparagus yakitori with two-options

  19. Ο/Η Angela from spinachtiger λέει:

    I have never made homemade tortillas. THey look great. I need to try sometime.

  20. Ο/Η Ben λέει:

    Great job Ivy! Tortillas are really not difficult to make and after the first few times they come out nice and round. I like the plate idea, LOL. Everything about that dinner sounds amazing, I have to try that Greek cream cheese sometime, if I can find it over here!

    Ben’s last blog post..Joust Rice Cakes

  21. Ο/Η Maria λέει:

    I too am extremely impressed Ivy! I’ve never attempted to make my own tortillas — always end up buying some instead. These look great and I will soon follow in your footsteps and whip up a batch.

    Maria’s last blog post..Spetzofai se Kantaifi — Sausage and Peppers over Kataifi

  22. Ο/Η Ramya Vijaykumar λέει:

    Wow Ivy such a healthy and a easy to make dish!!! I wish I could have some now!!! I loved your cake too but was not able to comment for some reason!!! it was yummy and mouthwatering!!!

  23. Ο/Η elly λέει:

    Great looking tortillas, Ivy! I love the look of the filling, too. I think you should get a cast iron skillet because every foodie needs new toys once in a while and i use mine a TON.

  24. Ο/Η Heni λέει:

    Oooo we love tortillas and fajitas. Never tried with sun-dried tomatoes … will have to try! Lovely Ivy!

    Heni’s last blog post..Mediterranean land of the sun I.

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