Tortilla Wraps


What blessing is to be recited over a Tortilla wrap?

Corn flour: If the Tortilla is made of corn flour and does not contain any of the five flours then its blessing is Shehakol when eaten plain.[1] When eaten as a Taco with a large filling then one states the blessing of the filling and exempts with it the blessing of the Taco.[2]

Wheat flour: If the Tortilla is made of wheat or any of the other five grains, then its blessing is either Mezonos or Hamotzi.[3] If it is very thin, or is kneaded with a large amount of oil, egg or ingredient other than water, then it is Mezonos.[4] A Typical Tortilla would fall under this category and hence be Mezonos.[5] If it is Mezonos then one is to recite a blessing first on the Mezonos and then on the filling.[6] 

[1] See Seder 3/6

[2] As the filling is the Ikkur and not the Tortilla.

[3] See Seder 3/6

[4] See Seder 2

[5] They typically contain oil and are thin

[6] See Piskeiy Teshuvos 212/12 regarding eating Mezonos with meat; 212/14 that when there is a large amount of filling one always recites both blessings; See 168/9; Seder 3/7 that one always says the blessing on the Mezonos. However that is referring to a case that they were baked together. In this case since the wrap and filling are cooked separately, consequently they each receive their designated blessing as each one is not nullified to the other, as explained in 3/1 regarding when both are an Ikkur.

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