I'm used to the term "prep" not only because of where I went to school but because of working in the kitchen; whether it's chopping 60 lbs of chicken at a time or shredding large blocks of cheese for quesadillas. At the time it can be daunting, but it pays off. Which is why tonight I did my prep work for the week ahead of my challenge. I made whole wheat tortillas and homemade granola. If you could only smell the kitchen right now let me tell you! Buttery almondy deliciousness. Both recipes are from 100daysofrealfood.com but the granola one is my adaptation of her recipe since I had barely any of her ingredients on-hand. Here are the recipes and pictures to guide you. Bon Appetit!
Whole Wheat Tortillas 100daysofrealfood.com
- 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour (I used King Arthur’s white whole-wheat flour)
- 1/2 cup oil (I used avocado oil, but you can also use canola or vegetable)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup warm water (heat in the microwave for 1 min)
- In the bowl of a heavy-duty mixer set with a dough hook, pour in the flour, oil and salt. Beat with the paddle until crumbly, about 3 to 5 minutes. Scrape the sides as needed. If your hand-held mixer comes with dough hooks those can be used as well.
- With the mixer running, gradually add the warm water and continue mixing until the dough is smooth, about 3 minutes.
- Take out the dough and divide it into 12 equal sized pieces. I do this by rolling out a log shape that is about 8 – 10 inches long. Then I cut it in the middle. Then I cut each of those pieces in the middle and so on until you have 12 pieces.
- Roll each piece into a ball and flatten it out on a baking tray or board. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature for at least 15 minutes or up to one hour.
- Heat a cast iron skillet, griddle or 12-inch skillet over med-high heat. The pan should be fairly hot before you begin cooking the tortillas.
- On a lightly floured board or countertop, roll each ball into a 8 to 10 inch circle (measure against your recipe if printed on a 8.5X11 sheet of paper). Be careful not to use more than a teaspoon or two of flour when rolling out each ball of dough because too much excess flour will burn in the pan.
- Spray the pan with cooking spray (I recommend Canola oil spray) and then carefully transfer each tortilla, one at a time, to the pan and cook until puffy and slightly brown, about 30 to 45 seconds per side. Set aside on a plate to cool slightly. Eat within an hour, refrigerate or freeze.