I recently ran out of my homemade whole wheat tortillas, and assumed that I'd just make those again. But the truth is, I've been eating so much sourdough, that anything that isn't sourdough now tastes plain to me. Making tortillas is so much fun, and sourdough ones are probably even easier than regular ones.
1/2 c. sourdough starter
1/2 c. water
4 TBS. coconut oil
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 - 2 c. whole wheat flour
In a large bowl, stir together the sourdough starter, water, coconut oil, and salt.
Add the flour. Start with 1 1/2 cups, and add more as needed. You want a slightly wet dough that is not dry but is not overly sticky either. Use your hands to combine so you can get a feel for it. I ended up using 1 3/4 cups of flour.
Pour the dough out onto a counter. The dough should be so perfect that you shouldn't have to flour the surface. However, if you really need to add a little bit of flour, it's okay. Knead the dough for 3 minutes. It should be nice and tight and smooth.
Put the dough in a clean bowl and cover with a damp towel. Let it sit at least 8 hours or overnight. In the morning, it will have puffed up a little.
Divide the dough into 6 to 10 balls. The smaller the dough balls, the smaller (but more) tortillas there will be. It's just your personal preference. I made 10 small tortillas.
Preheat a skillet over medium heat and let it get nice and hot. Roll out a tortilla pretty thin.
Gently place the tortilla in the hot skillet. It will take about one minute to cook. The tortilla should bubble and the edges will cook, much like a pancake.
Then, it's time to flip. A fork is much easier for this than a spatula. Cook on the other side for about 45 seconds.
Repeat until all the tortillas are cooked. Remember that the longer your skillet is on, the faster the tortillas will cook towards the end.
Now you have a stack of sourdough tortillas ready for your next fiesta! If you don't eat these within two days or so, put them in the freezer so they don't dry out. After you've defrosted them at a later day, reheat briefly in a skillet.
Printable: Sourdough Tortillas
Sourdough Series Part 1: Why Sourdough?
Sourdough Series Part 2: Start a Starter
Sourdough Series Part 3: Pancakes
Sourdough Series Part 4: Biscuits
Sourdough Series Part 5: Pizza Crust
Sourdough Series Part 6: Bread