Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas

I love a good veggie wrap, or a great Bean and rice burrito. I also love Flautas! So I need a good flour tortilla that is gluten free. Ok, I know they have them. I see them at Sprouts and Whole foods. $5 for 4 tortillas is not my idea of fun at all. I am going to make my own.

I am not going to lie, it is a long process. It tooke me about 1.5 hours from start to finish. Next time it will probably only take an hour, it was jut a learning curve. However, the tortillas taste exactly the same as regular flour tortillas. I made a double batch and kept the extras in the fridge for easy use next time.

Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas

2 cups better batter gluten free flour
]]1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp sugar
1¼ tsp salt
2 TBs vegetable or other shortening
¾ to 1 cup warm water

1. Combine all of the dry ingredients, then cut in or work in the shortening using a pastry blender, the blade attachment on a kitchenaid or even just with two forks. I use the kitchenaid paddle attachment and it works just fine. Once the dough is sand consistency...
2. Add the warm water, starting with 3/4 cup and mix well.
3. Continue to add water until a soft, cohesive dough is formed.
4. Heat a griddle to medium heat. Then, form a ball of dough into a flattened disk, cupping the outside edges a bit to form a round.

5. Using a rolling pin, roll into a round disk about ⅛ inch thick and about 8 inches in diameter or to your preference.
6. Bake one at a time on a hot griddle until the surface bubbles. Turn only once, the first side should have brown flecks.
7. Bake until the second side has slightly browned - should brown in a very short time.

8. Keep warm in a tortilla keeper or wrapped in a cloth until served.

You can also store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Hmmmm... I think I will make a burrito tomorrow =)

1 comment:

  1. I'm sooo with you on the $$$ prices for the store bought GF tortillas. Will certainly try this recipe...thanks for the inspiration! Uncooked batches of tortillas store well in the freezer and can be thawed in the fridge for the week then cooked that day for fresh yumminess. I think investing in a tortilla press is in my future.


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