Tasty Freshly Ground Organic Whole Wheat Tortillas in Minutes
As I've mentioned before in other postings, I keep a "sourdough bin" in my fridge which I pinch from to make loaves of bread & pizza doughs. (The sourdough I keep in the bin is just made from starter, freshly ground organic whole wheat, salt & purified water--80% hydration.)
Well I found a wonderful new use for the dough bin tonight! I make homemade Chorizo and wanted to make some Chorizo burritos tonight, one each for my boyfriend and myself--along with cilantro, tomatoes, onions, cheese, lime juice & salsa verde. I normally use tortillas I buy from the store that cost about 20 cents a piece!
I just pinched a couple small balls of dough from the cold sourdough bin, floured them well and rolled them out very thin with a rolling pin. I put them on a hot comal and they rose very nicely--better than the baking powder I used in homemade tortillas! (I kept them warm by putting them in a fold of a clean folded up bath towel.)
I made the two chorizo burritos with these sourdough flatbread tortillas and oh my did they taste good. The tortilla had a wonderful texture and flavor. It was crispy, chewy & a hint of tang--yum! The dough was not dried out either. The tortillas were pliable and had just the right amount of moisture, chewiness & crispiness. The burrito tasted wonderful.
Both my boyfriend and I agree that the burritos were so good this way, we will not be purchasing any more storebought tortillas. Bye bye storebought tortillas loaded with preservatives, hydrogenated fat and dead wheat, at 20 cents a piece. Hello all natural tortillas loaded with the nutrition of freshly ground wheat with zero fat, at only 3 cents a piece!
EDIT: Oh yeah another plus: 20% fiber to carbohydrate ratio on these tortillas compared to like 5% of white storebought tortillas.