Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tortillas

One thing I have missed since going gluten free is flour tortillas.  Now that Bee can eat some corn, we can have corn tortillas which has opened the door for some creative Mexican food recipes.  Unfortunately, no one in our house is very fond of corn tortillas....

Enter the rice flour tortilla.........I've been wanting to try to find a recipe for a GF tortilla that I can make myself although I have never made a tortilla before-regular or otherwise.

Hubby had the idea and asked me to try it, so we did.  And we were surprisingly successful!

GF Tortillas
4 cups rice flour
1 1/3 cup potato starch
2/3 cup tapioca flour

Combine flours in large bag and mix thoroughly.

2 cups flour mix
1 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water

Combine the dry ingredients and mix.  Add the water and mix with hands until the dough holds together.  Separate the dough into 8 pieces (or 16 if you want smaller more kid-friendly tortillas) and roll into balls.  Place the balls of dough in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Take out one ball at a time as you are ready to work with it.  Flour your surface well and then roll out each tortilla.  The trick to rolling out your tortillas is to turn the dough a quarter turn after each time you roll it.  This helps keep the tortilla round.  Roll out as thin as possible without causing the dough to tear or have holes.  Place on a hot griddle that was warmed on medium high heat.  Cook a couple minutes on each side until the tortilla puffs up and becomes slightly browned.  Place the cooked tortillas between slightly damp, warmed towels.

 Perfect tortillas
Note that this tortilla is rolled without any cracking or breaking...if you've ever bought some store-bought frozen rice tortillas you understand the importance of being able to fold a tortilla.
These tortillas can be rolled up!

These made for some amazing fajitas!  Hubby thought they tasted nearly normal and I was so excited I think I ate 4 or maybe 5...........

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