Homemade Spelt Flour Tortillas

Recipe by WI Cheesehead


  • 1 12
    cups spelt berries, ground in a mill or 2 cups spelt flour
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 1 12
    teaspoons baking powder
  • 1
    tablespoon oil
  • 34


  • In a bowl, mix all ingredients well.
  • Cover and let sit in a warm place for 20 minutes.
  • Divide into 8 equal parts and let sit, covered, another 20 minutes.
  • Roll each ball out to a 6- or 7-inch circle shape. I've found it helps to flatten each ball with your hand. Then take the rolling pin and roll from the center outwards, back and forth a few times as you go around the circle. When it starts to get thinner, take your left hand (if you're right handed) and turn the tortilla a couple inches. Use your right hand to use the rolling pin (holding in the middle) and roll from the center outwards. Keep turning and rolling until it is paper thin.
  • Preheat a skillet on medium high heat.
  • Place a tortilla into the skillet and watch until bubbles form. This won't take long.
  • After bubbles form, and the bottom is lightly brown (or there are darker spots), flip over, press down once or twice, and cook for about 30-45 seconds, or if smoke appears.
  • Cook remaining tortillas, watching carefully, and place in a plastic bag, with wet paper towels in between them (or at least on top and bottom of stack) to keep them soft and moist.
  • Refrigerate for later or remove the paper towels and freeze.