DIY Kitchen: Tortillas Step-by-Step

Step 1: Mix dry ingredients.

To make Basic Flour Tortillas, first combine your dry ingredients: whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour and salt. Next, add oil and stream in water, a little at a time, until water is absorbed and dough ball begins to form.

Step 2: Knead dough ball

Remove dough ball from the bowl and knead on a floured work surface for about 1 minute, until it becomes smooth. Return dough to the bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rest for at least 15 minutes. Remove dough from bowl and shape into eight balls.

Step 3: Roll out dough balls

Dust the work surface and a rolling pin with flour and roll balls out into 6-inch circles.

Step 4: Cook dough for about 1 minute per side

Set a cast-iron pan or other non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add a tortilla and cook 1 minute until the tortilla turns light brown in spots. Flip and cook the other side an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from the pan and place in a kitchen towel to keep warm.

Repeat this process with the remaining tortillas, adjusting the heat as necessary to prevent burning.

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Sara Haas, RDN, LDN, is a Chicago-based dietitian and co-author of the Fertility Foods Cookbook. Read her blog, The Cooking RD, and connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.