Corn and Wheat Tortillas

Jo Zimny


It is easy to go to the store and buy your tortillas, but I don't like GMO in my food, and it's in most of the corn you buy unless it specifically states it's GMO free. I feel better knowing what's in my food!
I used a combination of Masa, Spelt and Whole Wheat flour in these and it worked out really nice. I love the consistency of this dough.


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40 Min


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2 c
masa harina
1 c
bread flour
1 c
whole wheat flour
2 tsp
1 tsp
baking soda
1/8 tsp
cream of tartar
3/4 tsp
sea salt
1 1/2 c
to 2 1/2 cups warm water, as needed
1 1/2 Tbsp
cold shortening cut in small pieces

How to Make Corn and Wheat Tortillas


  • 1Heat your water in a small sauce pot to 105-120'F.
  • 2Lightly oil the bowl of your food processor with a silicone brush.
  • 3Combine all the flours, baking soda, cream of tartar, shortening and salt. Put it into the bowl of your food processor.
  • 4Turn the processor on and start adding the warm water until the dough pulls away from the sides and starts to roll around.
  • 5Remove the dough sprinkle some oil on it and knead for at least 5 minutes.
  • 6Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with a tea towel and set in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  • 7I turned on my oven with the light on and when it reached 100'F I turned it off, then put the bowl with the dough in it on a glass plate and put it into the oven. This worked great.
  • 8When done, remove the dough bowl from the oven. The dough should be nice and soft, slightly sticky and pliable.
  • 9Make about 16-1 oz balls and put them back in the bowl and cover with the tea towel.
  • 10Heat up a tortilla griddle or cast iron fry pan without any oil. Make sure its good and hot. I use gas so medium high was plenty hot.
  • 11Roll out a ball and put it on the hot tortilla griddle for 1 minute, flip and cook for 1 more minute. If you have a tortilla press by all means use it, I have one and it's so much easier then rolling the dough out.
  • 12Stack each finished tortilla on a plate. The tortillas will get a bit stiff when they cool so you can warm them in a tortilla warmer in the microwave or you can reheat them in your fry pan for 20-30 seconds on each side.
  • 13Serve with your favourite fillings.
  • 14Enjoy!

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About Corn and Wheat Tortillas

Course/Dish: Flatbreads

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