Flour Tortilla is one of the best flat breads ever. It is so easy to prepare and takes no time.
I make Flour Tortilla and Pita Bread, to use as a shawarma wrap and just love it.
Here’s my pita bread recipe
Flour Tortilla is usually made with baking powder, but I’ll show you how to also prepare this flat bread with yeast.
For the Homemade Shawarma Bread( Flour Tortilla with baking powder)You’ll need:* 480 Grams(about 3 cups) Plain flour/ Whole Wheat flour* 70 Grams(Half cup) Plain flour/ Whole Wheat flour(for dusting& Kneading)* 1 cup Warm Water(tepid water)Or warm milk* 1 tablespoon baking powder* 3/4 teaspoon Salt* 2 teaspoon melted butter/Olive oil/lard(optional)(1 teaspoon is for oiling the bowl)
You can add a little sugar if you like sweet bread 🙂
Preparation* In a large bowl,Mix the flour , baking powder and salt together; add a teaspoon of oil/melted butter(if you’re using any).
Mix together and add more water as you mix, until you get a rough dough like the picture below.
* Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5-8 minutes until the dough is firm and elastic.
If the dough is sticky, dust some flour on it and knead to get a non-sticky,elastic dough. Then place the dough into a bowl and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
* Place on the lightly floured surface; cut out
into golf sized balls. Flatten the
ball with your palm and roll out flat; sprinkle some flour as you roll
until you get a large circle. Then place on a floured surface and cover
while you repeat the process for the remaining
Tip: Remember to always dust with flour if it is sticky and flip the dough over so that it does not stick to the table. You can use a circle cutter to get a perfect circle…yes, you can cheat with this one…Lol
*Heat up a nonstick pan
until it is hot. Then place the rolled dough on the pan.
When you begin to
see air bubbles,Press down the bubbles with your spatula, flip over to the other side and cook until brown.
And your Homemade Flour Tortilla As (Shawarma Bread or Shawarma Wrap) is ready…ENJOY!
Tip: to keep the bread soft and fresh after cooking, cover with a damp cloth.
To preserve the bread for later use, wrap in a zip lock or poly bag. It will stay fresh in room temperature for 2-3 days.
To make the flour tortilla with Yeast
* 320 Grams(2cups) Plain flour/ Whole Wheat flour* 70 Grams(Half cup) Plain flour/ Whole Wheat flour(for dusting& Kneading)* 1 cup Warm Water(tepid water)* 2 teaspoon Dry instant Yeast/20grams fresh yeast* 3/4 teaspoon Salt* 2 teaspoon melted butter/Olive oil/lard(optional)(1 teaspoon is for oiling the bowl)
* Follow the steps for Pita bread here. When the flat bread begins to form air bubbles on the pan, simply flatten it instead of forming a balloon and your soft flat bread is ready. Enjoy!
Here’s an easy homemade chicken Shawarma recipe you’ll surely love… Bon Appetit ☺.