Whole Wheat Tortilla Recipe

Using an Electric Tortilla Press

We love burritos! Most people think of the flour tortilla as a wrapper for the good stuff. Wait until you taste homemade flour tortillas. The wrapper is the good stuff. Our kids grab plain tortillas to eat for a snack.

Making tortillas requires a tortilla press. We recommend the CucinaPro Electric Tortilla Maker. It allows you to press the dough flat and cook to perfection with one simple appliance.

Making tortillas is a quick project. You don’t have to wait for dough to rise. Just mix the dough, let it rest for a few minutes, and then start pressing and cooking.

CucinaPro Electric Tortilla Press - PhotoIngredients:

1 cup warm water
¼ cup oil + 1 Tb. for plate (Extra virgin olive oil is our choice to use)
1 tsp. Salt
¼ tsp. Baking powder
2-3 cups freshly milled hard red or white wheat flour.


In a mixing bowl or mixer with a dough hook, combine water, oil, and salt. Add baking powder and slowly begin adding the flour. You are mixing to get a soft, workable, not stiff, dough. Let sit for about 10 mins before shaping into 2” balls (You will get about 10 to 12 tortillas per batch). Place on a plate that has 1 Tb. olive oil spread on it for easy basting of the dough balls. Roll the ball around in the oil to lightly baste before cooking on the press. Allow the dough balls to rest while the tortilla press, turned to the highest setting, heats up.

Once preheat is complete, slightly flatten one dough ball with your fingers and place it off-center, towards the hinge side of the press, close the top and then firmly press the handle down to your desired thickness. Lift the top and allow the tortilla to cook for 15-20 seconds on the bottom surface. Flip the tortilla and cook on the other side for another 15-20 seconds. Remove the hot tortilla from the press. Place on a plate or serving dish and then begin again with the next dough ball.

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