Spelt Tortillas

I had planned to make tacos one evening and I couldn’t find any taco shells or soft torillas to complete my meal at my local grocer. So, instead I decided to make them myself. A lot of the tortillas or flat breads you find on our supermarket shelves are jam packed with preservatives or added sugar to keep them shelve stable. I love being able to feed my family food that I’ve made myself and knowing exactly what’s in it.

This recipe is so easy and you can use any flour you please. I’ve used spelt flour because it is easier to digest. But if you’ve only got wheat flour on hand…then that’ll work too!

Makes: 8 small tortillas perfect for tacos!

You will need:

¼ cup olive oil

1/3 cup hot water

1 1/2 cups spelt flour

1 teaspoon salt

Method:

In a large mixing bowl add olive oil and hot water and combine

Sift spelt flour on top of olive and water then add salt and combine with a metal spoon

Once all ingredients a loosely combine, use hands to work dough into a ball, it won’t need a lot of working (and be careful because it’ll be hot)

Once dough has come together, cover with clean tea-towel and sit for 30 minutes

After resting, preheat a large non-stick fry pan on medium heat

Divide dough into 8 equal pieces

Flour a clean bench top and begin rolling out one piece of the dough at a time

Roll each piece to approximately ¼ cm thick and set aside until fry pan is hot

Repeat for the rest of the dough

Once fry pan is hot place first tortilla in pan to cook

Cook until bubbles begin to appear then turn and cook for another 1 minute or until it begins to brown then remove and repeat the process

Serve with your favourite fillings or allow to cool and place in an airtight container and freeze for another time

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