Sourdough Adventures and Awesome Tortillas

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By Lindsay

If you are like me, then you have spent a lot of time wondering what to do with your sourdough starter, and almost no time doing anything about it. 

Just a couple of weeks ago, I found an amazing blog, Sourdough Surprises. They have a monthly challenge to find or adapt a recipe to use with their sourdough starters. I went bonkers when I found them. They have recipes for cinnamon rolls, focaccia, English muffins, bread, flat breads and tortillas, and so much more. 

I have since tried three different recipes; Cinnamon Rolls, Popovers, and Tortillas. My cinnamon rolls were hard, and my popovers fell, but my tortillas were AMAZING! I may never buy tortillas from the grocery store again!



Here’s the recipe that I used and some tips on how to make them great!

Sourdough Tortillas

2/3 cup sourdough starter
3 cups all-purpose flour
1  1/2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup very hot water (possibly more depending on how wet your starter is!)

In a large bowl, combine starter, flour, and salt. Mix until it looks like coarse crumbles. Add oil and water, alternately, and mix until completely incorporated. Knead for 5 minutes or until the dough becomes very smooth. I do this either in the bowl or on a lightly floured surface. Let the dough rest for about 30 minutes.



Separate dough into 12 to 16 equal balls and roll flat. I used a rolling pin, and then stretched the rounds even thinner before I fried them up. The thinner the better! Cook on a dry frying pan on med heat for about 30 seconds on each side. Be careful not to over cook! You’ll know you’ve done it right when they puff like so:



Serve immediately with some delicious topping like taco meat or rice and beans, and enjoy!

These do keep well in the fridge for about a week, but good luck getting them to last that long!

You could easily make these in a food processor or stand mixer, and use a tortilla press to flatten the tortillas. I don’t have any of these, so I had to do this old-school-style!

My daughter loved helping me! She kept telling me that it was her turn to roll! My husband told me that they were a little slice of heaven on earth, so I must have done something right!

Published on Jan 24, 2014

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