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Whole Wheat Tortillas

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Ingredients
  Whole wheat flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 4 Tablespoon
  Lukewarm water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  All-purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
Directions

Combine whole wheat flour and salt in a mixing bowl.
With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles fine crumbs.
Add water gradually, tossing with a fork to mix.
Turn out onto a board and knead for a minute or two until well mixed.
Shape into a ball; cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
Divide and shape dough into 8 balls for 9-inch tortillas, 12 balls for 6-inch tortillas.
Keep balls covered to prevent them from drying out.
On a board lightly dusted with all-purpose flour, roll out one ball at a time as thin as possible.
As each tortilla is shaped, place in a preheated ungreased heavy frying pan or on a griddle over medium-high heat.
Almost immediately, blisters should appear.
Use a wide spatula to press gently but firmly all over the top.
Blisters will form over most of surface as you press.
Turn and cook to brown the other side.
Stack cooked tortillas in a tightly covered dish or wrap tightly in foil to keep them soft.
Serve while still warm; or cool tortillas, wrap airtight, and refrigerate.
To reheat tortillas, wrap with foil, and heat in a 350° oven for 15 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Wheat

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1475 Calories from Fat 472

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 54 g83%

Saturated Fat 31.7 g158.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 129 mg43%

Sodium 994.3 mg41.4%

Total Carbohydrates 223 g74.4%

Dietary Fiber 32.9 g131.7%

Sugars 1.2 g

Protein 41 g81.6%

Vitamin A 30.5% Vitamin C

Calcium 11.4% Iron 67.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Whole Wheat Tortillas Recipe