The weekend is coming, how about preparing these beet whole wheat flour tortillas recipe? A recipe with which you can prepare all kinds of tacos, burritos, fajitas or quesadillas in a much healthier way! Surprise everyone with this super colorful new version!
From Mexican origin, flour tortillas are usually consumed with different types of fillings, resulting in a delicious and super tempting meal! Although you can already find it in its whole wheat version in different supermarkets, it is worth learning how to make them at home, without additives or preservatives!
Let’s talk about the recipe:
These beet whole wheat flour tortillas are simple to make, they do not require a lot of experience to prepare. The ingredients are simple and easily accessible in any store. But unlike other whole wheat tortilla recipes, these in particular require an extra step prior to making them.
About the ingredients:
At Integralisimo, the whole wheat flour used is 100% whole grain, fine ground (I don’t use mixes unless I mention it). In general, depending on its brand, it can absorb more or less amount of liquid. For this reason I recommend incorporating them gradually. Keep in mind that the lower the volume is, smaller final product you will get.
Like any traditional flour tortilla recipe, the ingredients to use are the same. The only difference in this version is that it uses beet puree for its preparation. So, the proportions vary because it is a dough with vegetables that provide moisture. So the amounts of the ingredients are adjusted and modified accordingly.
Despite the speed and simplicity of this recipe, this preparation has an extra step. Which is to prepare the beet puree. For this, you can pre-cook or not the beetroot. However, having a dense and hard pulp, it would be convenient to boil the necessary time until they soften.
However, if you have a powerful blender, you could save this step. Because you could peel the beets and blend them directly. The machine may find it difficult to work as it is so thick. Therefore, to help this process and make the machine work better, a little water is added. This way you will obtain a smooth and homogeneous puree.
About the tortilla dough:
It is a simple dough that requires few ingredients, it is easy and fast to make. As a result, a dry dough is obtained, which is not sticky. The amount of liquid is enough so the dough is easy to stretch and then, when it is cooked, it maintains that flexibility that characterizes them. In addition, having a fair amount of liquid will not require excess flour when stretching as well.
For the dough to become flexible it is necessary for gluten to develop and this is achieved by kneading. Kneading tightens the dough and this makes it difficult to stretch (retract). Therefore, once its preparation is finished, a correct rest is necessary for the dough to relax.
Once the dough is ready to speed up the times in a practical way, it is convenient to divide it into equal portions and make a bun with each of them. Then, after the break, we proceed to stretch each dough bun in a circular shape and as thin as possible. When stretching the dough, consider that its size will shrink a bit during cooking.
With this recipe, the tortillas can be prepared in a personalized way, made to the size in fusion of their purpose. So depending on the dough weight, its final size will vary. To make tacos, between 30-40 grams / 0.066-0.088 pound of dough, fajitas 60-70 grams / 0.132-0.154 pound and burritos 100-110 grams / 0.220-0.242 pound.
About the cooking:
In addition to its easy preparation, its cooking is even more so. To do this, use a hot pan over high heat for 2-5 minutes. They are not cooked for a long time. Thus, consequently, they are not hard or brittle. In such a way that malleable tortillas are obtained, they can be folded and do not break.
Finally, the whole wheat flour tortillas, hot and in the form of a pile, are stored in a food safe plastic bag. In this way, they retain their flexibility and malleability, taking advantage of the absorption of their own moisture that it produces during cooking.
The amount of beet whole wheat flour tortillas that come out will depend on the weight of dough used. With this recipe, the dough was divided into 15 buns of 40 grams / 0.088 pound each. Which were stretched to 17 cm / 6.29 in diameter (approx.). During cooking they shrunk by about 1-2 cm.
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