Sourdough Discard Spinach Tortillas

Sourdough Discard Spinach Tortillas

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These Spinach Tortillas are made using sourdough discard and fresh spinach. To get the vibrant green color, blanch your spinach first, but skip the ice bath part. We want to mix your flour with hot water and spinach– this relaxes the dough and allows it to stay softer. We’re making soft tortillas here. After mixing the dough, let it rest for about 30 and then roll it out into really thin dish and cook them. Any extras can be stored in a zip tight container at room temperature for a few days or longer in the fridge or even longer frozen! Defrost and lightly heat them back up in a skillet before using.

No sourdough discard? Thats just fine! Replace the weight of sourdough starter/discard with equal weight flour and water (or a liquid of choice, like milk) ex. replace 60g sourdough discard with 30g flour and 30g water

The Process

Sourdough Discard Spinach Tortillas
  1. Bring the water to a boil in a pot and blanch the spinach for ~1 minute or until turns a vibrant green.
  2. Weigh out the blanched spinach and top it off with the blanching water until you have a total of 90g. Blend this in a blender or food processor. Add salt and flour and pulse, scraping down the sides until a rough mixture forms. Add oil and sourdough discard and pulse to incorporate.
  3. Transfer the dough onto a work surface and divide into 8 for taco size, 6 for medium size or 4 for large size tortillas. The dough should be soft. If the dough feels too wet to handle, add some more flour, no more than a tablespoon at a time. Roll into balls, dust with flour and let rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Flatten the balls and using a rolling pin, roll out the tortillas into a thin circle. Dust with flour and repeat with the rest.
  5. Heat up a pan on medium high heat and cook one side until you start to see large air pocket bubbles start to form. Flip and cook the other side for another ~1 minutes or until the bubbles on the bottom starts browning. To keep your tortillas soft, do not overcook. Transfer to a plate and cover with a towel to prevent it from drying out. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.

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Sourdough Discard Spinach Tortillas

Soft flour tortillas made with sourdough discard and fresh spinach
Total Time45 minutes
Keyword: sourdough, sourdough discard
Servings: 6 medium tortillas

Equipment

  • pot for boiling water
  • Blender or food processor
  • Rolling Pin
  • pan, skillet, or griddle for cooking the tortillas
  • large plate
  • kitchen towel

Ingredients

  • 150 g all purpose flour
  • 150 g water not all of this is going in the dough. see instructions.
  • 60 g spinach
  • 50 g sourdough discard
  • 35 g olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Bring the water to a boil in a pot and blanch the spinach for ~1 minute or until turns a vibrant green.
  • Weigh out the blanched spinach and top it off with the blanching water until you have a total of 90g. Blend this in a blender or food processor. Add salt and flour and pulse, scraping down the sides until a rough mixture forms. Add oil and sourdough discard and pulse to incorporate.
  • Transfer the dough onto a work surface and divide into 8 for taco size, 6 for medium size or 4 for large size tortillas. The dough should be soft. If the dough feels too wet to handle, add some more flour, no more than a tablespoon at a time. Roll into balls, dust with flour and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Flatten the balls and using a rolling pin, roll out the tortillas into a thin circle. Dust with flour and repeat with the rest.
  • Heat up a pan on medium high heat and cook one side until you start to see large air pocket bubbles start to form. Flip and cook the other side for another ~1 minutes or until the bubbles on the bottom starts browning. To keep your tortillas soft, do not overcook. Transfer to a plate and cover with a towel to prevent it from drying out. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
    Sourdough Discard Spinach Tortillas
Sourdough Discard Spinach Tortillas

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Barb
Barb
3 months ago

What is the reserves spinach water for? I don’t see anything in the recipe saying where it’s being used. Thank you.

Caila
Caila
3 months ago
Reply to  Xian

So is the reserved water being blended with the spinach?

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