Gluten Free Flour-like Tortillas

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Best tortillas ever

I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!!  My recipes are like kids, I thought I could never pick a favorite but here it is!  I use the cooked tortillas for thin pizza crust, sandwich wraps, taco’s breakfast burritos, with hummous dip and it has never failed me.  The hardest part was getting used to rolling it out to a thickness I liked and transferring it to the pan but once you find a method that works for you, you’re set for life!

I multiply this recipe and keep the dry ingredients in the fridge so they are always ready to go.  Then you just add a little water and oil and can whip them out in no time!

Tortillas

¼ cup each cornstarch, tapioca flour, potato starch (I am always out of something and make substitutions.  This recipe is very forgiving. I use masa corn flour sometimes too)

½ cup brown rice flour
1 tsp salt
1 ½ tsp xanthan gum
1 generous tsp baking powder
1 ½ tablespoon oil
½ cup water, more if needed

Mix dry ingredients

Add oil and water a little at a time until it forms a pretty stiff dough (too stiff and they will crack when rolled out though) (if I’m making Pizza I add a little yeast to the water sometimes just for flavor)

Let rest 10 minutes

Divide into balls and roll out on floured surface or use four on parchment paper to form tortillas

Transfer to the hot pan by rolling them onto the rolling pin (like pie dough)

Cook on a hot non-stick skillet until it starts to bubble then flip and cook briefly (with or without oil)

My Dinner

Thai chicken pizza (on a tortilla crust)

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About LisaBootinGluten

I love food. I love cooking. As a child it was a valued activity that my mother shared with me. We would spend time together baking and talking, it was a wonderful time in my life. As an adult it became a way of expressing myself and sharing with friends and family. A few years ago I started having health issues and decided to try some experimenting with my diet in an attempt to resolve my issues. I started by cutting certain foods out of my diet with little impact, until I removed gluten. I immediately started noticing changes in how I felt. I knew that removing gluten from my diet was the right choice for me. At first I took the easy way out and purchased premade foods from specialty grocers but the quality was poor and the expense was added insult. I tried sticking to a diet of "naturally gluten free foods" like rice and veggies but as wonderful as they are I became bored and missed my favorites, like pizza, baguettes, cookies and tortillas. I have an alternate personality, I am a cookie monster! So it began. I started baking and devoted my free time to developing the perfect recipes's for my favorite foods. I feel I have some wonderful recipes as well as money and time saving tips to share. It's an ongoing process and I continue to add to my list of ideas and solutions. Admittedly there have been some horrific failures but maybe you can learn from my mistakes and maybe we can learn together! This is my blog, my food therapy, my therapy! I hope you enjoy it.

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