Sunday, February 12, 2017

Homemade Tortillas - Feingold Safe and TASTY

My kids will eat almost anything if it's on a tortilla. However, we have a little one who is on the Feingold diet stage 1 and I am not sure he's ever getting off of stage 1. This means our food choices are a bit more limited. There ARE safe stage 1 tortillas, but not anywhere near the tiny town that we live. So, I decided to try and make them. How hard could they be?

They weren't hard at all, actually ... once I found a good recipe and tweaked it a bit. Now, tweaking is done, and I have an excellent tortilla recipe that's tasty, easy, and anyone can do.


2 Cups all purpose flour
3/4 Cup water
3 Tbsp oil (we use safe olive oil)
1/2 tsp salt
More oil for cooking


  • In a medium bowl combine flour and salt. Stir with mixing spoon.
  • Add in water, stir to combine.
  • Add oil, again stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle flour onto a bread board or clean counter top, put dough onto flour and knead (12 times or so).
  • Pull off enough dough for your tortilla. For smaller tortillas (think 6"), pull off the size of a medium meatball. For larger, pull of a larger amount. 
  • Use a floured rolling pin to roll out the ball of dough very thin making sure to sprinkle flour on it if it sticks to the pin or board/counter top.
  • On a non-stick (use safe non-stick, not teflon) electric skillet (or well seasoned cast iron) over medium heat, pour a bit of oil to lightly coat the surface and add your first tortilla. Cook it for about 1 minutes on each side. You can cook more than one at a time if you have room. 
  • Serve warm with your favorite toppings. 

  • Make your tortillas thin! If they are thicker it won't be horrible, you will end up with a chalupa shell like you find at Taco Bell. But if you want a traditional tortilla, it has to be thinner than you might imagine as it will puff just a bit when you cook it. 
  • Oil is your friend. A light coating will make it slide and cook so evenly and well. 
  • Flour! You really don't want to roll this tortilla out to the perfect thinness only to have it stick and tear when you try and pull it off of your surface to cook. 
My picky kids couldn't get enough of these. My husband who usually says "it's alright" to almost anything he eats told me three times "these are a MUST DO AGAIN". 


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