This simple recipe was my favourite food of the entire weekend. And there was some stiff dessert competition this weekend too. I’ve been craving doughy fresh bread like nobody’s business. In honour of breaking in the new kitchen, I decided to revisit one of my favourite old recipes on the blog: Organic Homemade Spelt Tortillas. And by old, I mean it was posted a good 5 years ago! Time is flying. Before I know it, you’ll be calling me Grandma Glow.
Not only did I improve upon the previous recipe, but I discovered a way to shave 40 minutes off the dough-sitting time. In other words, the dough rest wasn’t even necessary. What the what? I know. As a result, these spelt tortillas are literally thrown together quicker than you can run to the store. They are much fresher and tastier too. This makes me a happy girl, especially after the dishwasher and washing machine broke within a 24 hour period. That was after they leaked all over floors of course. Nobody said moving was easy, but stuffing homemade wraps in my face sure helps.
The beauty of the wrap is that you can add any toppings you’re in the mood for. Change it up every time! One of my favourite simple combos is vegan butter spread over a warm tortilla with a sprinkle of Herbamare (heaven). Or for a sweet treat, spread on coconut oil and sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar. Drool. Or toast it in the oven and make a pizza. Ok, now I’m getting hungry again!
The veggie wrap above is a simple mix of fresh orange pepper, red onion, cucumber rounds, hummus, black pepper, and yellow mustard. I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been craving yellow mustard all day + all night. I’m dipping veggies in yellow mustard for crying out loud (for the record, I put on more mustard after shooting these photos). Things are getting weird in my mouth. Whenever Eric sees me with the mustard he says, “I put that shit on everything!” in the voice of the old lady from the Frank’s hot sauce commercial.
When I took my first bite of this veggie wrap I almost shed a tear of joy. All the moving and renovation pains vanished from my memory during those crunchy, fresh, zippy bites. Simple homemade food is the best food, don’t you think? Eric also demolished his wraps (yes, I managed to share somehow) and said he can’t get over how much better they taste compared to his regular store-bought ones. It was a success on all fronts! I’ll let you know if I try out any other flours – and you can feel free to do the same in the comments.
Cheers to a new, fresh spring week and significantly fewer boxes to unpack. Yellow mustard for life!
In no time at all, you can have a fresh, pliable spelt tortillas made with just 5 ingredients! Lightly adapted from my Organic Homemade Spelt Tortillas.
- 2 cups + 2 tablespoons light spelt flour (see note)
- 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup almost boiling water
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
- Stir in the hot water and oil until a shaggy looking dough comes together.
- Knead the dough with your hands about 15 times, soaking up the extra flour at the bottom of the bowl as you go. If the dough is still too wet, add a touch of flour and knead again.
- Shape dough into a ball and place in the bowl. Cover with a tea towel so it doesn’t dry out.
- Preheat a large skillet over medium heat.
- Grab a chunk of dough just larger than a golf ball. Shape into a ball and sprinkle on some spelt flour to coat lightly.
- Place a large nonstick baking mat on the counter and flour a rolling pin. You can also use parchment paper instead of a nonstick mat. Sprinkle the mat with a dusting of flour.
- Roll the dough all directions into a circular shape until it's paper thin. It’s ok if it’s not a perfect circle - mine usually come out all kinds of odd shapes! Drizzle the tortilla with a tiny bit of olive oil and spread it out to coat the entire surface.
- Place the tortilla on the preheated skillet, oil side down. Cook over medium heat for around 30 seconds and then flip it with a spatula and cook for another 30 seconds or so. If you cook for too long, your tortilla might be prone to tearing or drying out, so keep that in mind.
- Place cooked tortillas on a plate and cover with a tea towel to prevent drying. Repeat steps for the rest.
- Store leftovers on a plate with a lightly damp paper towel spread out on top. Cover the plate with plastic wrap and place in fridge.
Note: Other flours might work besides light spelt flour, but I haven't tested any yet. Please let us know in the comments if you try any out!
Nutrition Information(click to expand)
Oh, and in case you are wondering – yes, they do wrap nicely! I didn’t experience any tears or cracks with this batch. I think this is due to cooking it for much less time than the previous recipe and also using light spelt flour instead of whole spelt flour. I’ll have to test more versions to be sure…