Tortilla Recipe

One day in cooking class we were really hungry. I suggested that we make these tortillas. We used the tortilla press until we realized it was a waste of time. Rolling them by hand and stretching them with the tips of our fingers came out best. We looked for toppings. No salsa in sight. We found dark chocolate and some maple sauce. Perfect tortilla toppings!

I made these many times with my grade 4 students. They would do all the rolling and then we would go over the school materials while I would cook them in the hot pans.


4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 1/4 cups of warm water
1/4 a cup of olive oil

1. Mix all ingredients until you get a nice shiny dough.
2. Divide the dough into 15 pieces and form into balls. Let rest for 15 minutes.
3. Use your rolling pin to flatten them into thin pancakes.
4. Heat a frying pan on high heat. Do not add oil. (Use an old frying pan because it is hard to clean.) Stretch the tortilla with your hand if needed. Place on heat for about 1 minute on each side
or until you see little hole marks.

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