GLUTEN FREE TORTILLAS AND WRAPS
We've found gluten free tortillas at our local grocery store, labeled both as tortillas and wraps. Our experience has been that these have been pretty good. The picture here shows some gluten free wraps by Toufayan and tortillas by Goodbye Gluten that we use.
We've also made gluten free tortillas from scratch. They have a nice homemade texture, but take a little more work.
Makes: 12 tortillas
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
· 1 ½ cup white rice flour
· ½ cup tapioca starch
· 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
· ½ teaspoon baking powder
· ½ teaspoon salt
· 2 tablespoons shortening or lard
· ¾ cup ice water, plus more if needed
1. In a medium bowl whisk together rice flour, tapioca starch, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt.
2. Using your hands, cut in the shortening. No large pieces should remain. It works well to use a “snapping” motion.
3. Using a wooden spoon, stir in ½ cup of cold water. Dough will be dry, add additional ¼ cup water. If dough starts to hold together and feels damp (like Play-Doh), stop adding water. If it feels dry, add 1 tablespoon of water. Repeat until dough is moist but not wet.
4. Place generous amount of rice flour on countertop. Place dough on counter and lightly flour your hands. Gather dough into a ball and knead until smooth. If it is too wet, add additional rice flour, if it feels too dry, add a bit more water. Pinch off a little and roll between your palms. It should not stick or fall apart.
5. To prevent a skin from forming, cover with plastic wrap.
6. Heat a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat.
7. Pinch off about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Place in a tortilla press or place between two pieces of floured parchment paper and use a heavy skillet to flatten. If it is not as flat as you wish, return to floured parchment paper and use rolling pin to flatten.
8. When the cast iron skillet is smoking lightly, it is ready. Add the tortilla and cook for about 3 minutes. Flip and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes. When done, transfer to a plate and cover with a towel. The steam from the towel will soften the tortilla.