Kitchen Corner

April 30, 2010

Wholemeal Tortilla

I've got some leftover roast chicken drumsticks after a big meal with my buddy. What I normally do with the leftover chicken is to tear out the meat and store in the fridge for making sandwich on the next day. Guess what!? The meat normally taste better than the day it's roasted. This time I choose tortilla bread to sandwich the chicken rather than using normal bread or French loaf. I make this wholemeal tortilla before but haven't got a chance to take any pictures. It's great that I can share something here this time. It's not 100% whole wheat tortillas but still consists 25% of wheat flour. Well, I think it's still have a bit of goodness there. Whole wheat tortilla is not very soft kind, but definitely edible when you think of its goodness. I try to roll it as thinner as I could then trim off the edges which was terribly rolled by my lousy skills.

Other than making sandwich, I like to use the leftover tortilla to make tortilla chips. Simply cut them into rectangular shapes then brush some olive oil and topped with some shredded cheddar cheese or Parmesan cheese, toast them in the oven until they become harden and crispy. Either eat straight as a snack or go with some dipping. I made some pesto to go with it, simple and nice!

Tortilla Recipe 孟老师的100道面包

150g bread flour
50g whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon yeast
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
110g water
10g olive oil

  1. Knead all the ingredient except olive oil. When the consistency appear crumbly start to add in olive oil. Continue the kneading process until it become a smooth dough.
  2. Proof for 60 minutes at a cool dry place.
  3. Divide the dough into 5 portion and roll them into round balls. Rest for about 10 minutes.
  4. Roll out the dough into 20cm round disc and cook at a preheated frying pan without oil. The pan shouldn't be too hot, over cook will harden the tortilla.
Spinach, Walnut & Garlic Pesto:
In a food processor, combine 3/4 cup toasted walnut, 1 cup fresh baby spinach, 1/2 cup fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 3 cloves minced garlic, 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, salt and grounded black pepper


  1. Thanks for sharing...I am going to try it out soon.

  2. You can also spread cheese and kidney beans over the tortilla triangles, mmmmmmm.....yummy nachos cheese!!!

  3. Hi Evy, hope you will like it.

    Hi Quinn, thanks for the good tips! Sometimes I can only use whatever left behind my kitchen. Next time will try out the spread cheese and kidney beans when I have it :) Cheers!

  4. Your tortilla wrap looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Wow Grace! Wish I'm the receiver of your wholemeal tortilla sandwich!! I agree that grilled meats actually taste better the next day! Hey, thanks for sharing this recipe. You knew I was looking for this right? :)

  6. Hey, Grace!! I've never thought of eating tortillas this way ... Well, yours wouldn't be considered as tacos, eh? They still look smacking good in a unique way ... the Grace-ful way!!

    Never thought of making tortilla chips, too! I used to assume that they were deep-fried. Apparently, I was wrong ... My American friends and family go mad about anything Tex-Mex!!!

  7. Tortilla chip is a great idea! I was wondering what to do with the stale tortilla until I see this. Thanks!

  8. This looks just irresistible! Love the idea of using tomato toothpick to connect them.

  9. Hi Grace,
    It has never occurred to me on making tortilla myself. Looks like a good meal with the grill meats and vegetables...thanks for sharing this.

  10. Hi Grace,
    What a good idea, making tortilla with leftover, thank you for sharing & by the way what is whole wheat flour, it is all purpose flour, thanks.

  11. Hi bodyhacker,
    Thanks! There are many tortilla wraps which is nicer than mine. Hope you like this!

    Hi Jane,
    Ya, I hope this recipe is good for you. Enjoy!

    Hi Pei Lin,
    Oh.. can i call it tacos? Thanks for your lovely words, it's so encouraging!

    Hi ExperimentalCook,
    I learn this from some of the bloggers. It's indeed a good idea using the leftover tortilla as a chips for snack :P

    Hi Angie's Recipes,
    I've problem of joining the sandwich actually. That toothpick solve my problem :)

    Hi Honey Bee Sweets,
    I think you could easily get tortilla from any supermarket. But, sometimes we just like to try out the recipe ourselves right?! :)

    Hi Delphine,
    Ya, that's a good idea indeed. Some people toss it with honey and cinnamon then bake until crispy. Healthy snack huh!

  12. Healthy wraps and yummy snacks on the side :D

  13. wor, this look so refreshing and healthy, I going to make this soon. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Thanks for the recipe!!

    Excellent for the fish burito which i'm thinking to make tomorrow.. and as for the tortilla chips, i can't wait to make my guacamole to go with it!! :D

  15. elles sont l'air divines ces tortillas, j'adore et bravo pour ces superbes photos
    bonne journée

  16. What a delicious meal! Love it!