Easy Home-Made Tortilla Wraps

In today’s post, I’m sharing my recipe for easy home-made tortilla wraps. They contain just five ingredients and cost as little as 27p for six. Bargain!

Not only budget-friendly, they also taste far nicer and fresher than the shop-bought variety. One bite of a home-made tortilla and you’ll never want to go back to shop-bought again!

Home-made tortillas are easy and delicious!

Have you checked the ingredients lists on shop-bought tortillas? I was shocked when I saw how many ingredients they contain. I counted 12 ingredients in the basic Waitrose and Tesco tortillas, including emulsifiers, preservatives, stabilisers, humectants… and palm oil :/

I never dreamed that they would be easy to make from scratch, however one day we were in the midst of making fajitas for dinner and realised that we didn’t have any tortillas on hand. Instead of abandoning the fajitas, we decided to have a go at making our own.

And you know what? Not only were they easy to make, but they were absolutely delicious! They tasted so fresh and ‘real’ compared to the shop-bought variety. In fact, Mark and Lucien loved them so much that they said they could never go back to shop-bought again. I was okay with this, on the proviso that they make the tortillas while I prepare the fillings. And they happily agreed to do so!

 Make it fun!

The kitchen is now filled with fun and lots of chat on kebab and fajita nights, as we all get stuck into preparing the meal. I prepare the filling, while Mark rolls the tortillas and Lucien cooks them. A helping hand means the tortillas are ready in half the time, which is a bonus!

The tortillas are best served fresh, however they can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. Sometimes, I’ll spend an hour preparing a triple or quadruple batch, which we then use through the week. I always make sure the music’s playing loud and I’m singing and dancing along, which makes the tortilla making much more fun.

Perfecting my tortilla recipe

My first attempt at home-made tortillas was based on my chapatti recipe (p119 in the Bit of the Good Stuff cookbook) and it was pretty good. Since then, however, I’ve been on a mission to ‘perfect’ my flour tortilla recipe. I’ve tried different ratios of dry ingredients and liquids; different amounts of oil (I wanted to keep the oil to a minimum, yet use sufficient oil to ensure the tortillas can be stored and reheated without drying out and cracking); and I’ve compared using water and plant milk as the main liquid. Tortillas are traditionally made with water, but I find plant milk can really enhance the flavour.

The recipe I’m sharing today is based on my fifth trial and they’ve got a huge thumbs up from the family. I hope you enjoy them too!

✧ My top tips for home-made tortillas

Making tortillas is far easier than you might imagine, but here are some tips that I’ve learnt along the way to help perfect the process:

✦  For tortillas, you want a light, slightly sticky dough. It’s easier to start with a dough that’s too sticky and add a little flour at a time until you reach the right consistency, rather than adding more liquid to a dough that’s too dry.

✦  It’s best to use warm liquid rather than cold. It makes it much easier to roll the tortillas.

✦  To roll a perfect circle, press the floured dough ball into a flat disk using your fingers, then use a rolling pin to roll the tortilla into a large circle, rolling anti-clockwise from the centre of the circle to the outer edge. With practice, the easier and quicker it becomes. I was rubbish at rolling to begin with, but can now roll a circular tortilla in 45 seconds.

✦  If you’re not using the tortillas immediately, store them flat in an airtight container in the fridge. They will stiffen up over time, but heating them through in a frying pan (skillet) returns them to their pliable state. Don’t try and fold the tortilla straight from the fridge otherwise it will break in half.

 

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