Whole Grain Sourdough Tortillas


Whole Wheat Sourdough Tortillas

The night before (or at least 8 hours before) mix 1 cup of your sourdough with enough whole grain flour(spelt, kamut, wheat) to make a stiff dough and then place in fridge till you make the tortillas.

1/4 cup Lard or butter (cut up into small pieces - see photo below)

1/2 tsp Celtic Sea salt

Extra “sprouted wheat” flour, arrowroot powder or white flour.

Take dough out of fridge and put on a floured surface and roll out. Add the fat and salt to one half of the dough. Fold over and roll out and then add the rest of the butter and salt. Keep folding and rolling out the dough until the fat is well incorporated into the dough.

Take a small portion of the dough (about 2 tablespoons) and roll it out on a floured board using a rolling pin, adding flour if it’s too sticky, until it is very thin. Be careful, this is rather delicate dough so feel free to use ample flour, if necessary. Cook one at a time in a cast iron pan on medium heat. Cook about one minute per side. Keep warm in a 150 degree oven.

Cheater version: Sometimes I forget to mix the dough ahead of time. When this happens I just take some unbleached organic white flour and mix it into the sourdough starter until I get the right consistency. I just proceed with the rest of the recipe without waiting the 8 hours. This also produces a product that is a bit lighter and is favored by people making the transition from white flour products to whole grain products.

Check out these recipes to use with these tortillas:

Fish Taco

Beef Taco

Breakfast Burrito

Photo above: Cutting butter into small pieces.

Photo above: Folding and rolling butter into dough.

Photo above: Showing all the butter has been incorporated into the dough and it's ready to be rolled into tortillas.

Photo above: rolling out tortillas.

Photo above: cooking tortillas in a cast iron pan on medium heat.

Photo above: Tortilla filled with black beans, rice, cheese, and salsa.

I like to fill my sourdough tortillas with black beans, brown rice , sour cream, fresh salsa, avocados, raw cheese and fried onions.

Note: I always encourage everyone to use as much local, grown without chemicals ingredients (organic), and meat, eggs and dairy from animals that were/are free-ranging, raised without hormones and antibiotics. Seafood should be wild from unpolluted waters.

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Listen to sourdough class on "Deconstructing Dinner" on CJLY Radio.



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Leela Kapel 
Hi Lorraine Thanks so much for the kifir grains. I tried this recipe and I really like it. I use spelt flour.

To freeze or not to freeze 
Hi Larraine, How do these tortillas freeze? Are they really crumbly afterwards? (Wondering whether to make more than I need or not) - Natalka

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