16 Reviews

I had no fava bean flour so I tried making these with my usual blend of gluten free flour #438139 as the combinations are quite similar. The results were great the texture was as it should be and the taste wonderful,,,my only problem is the yield is not enough as my NON CEOLIAC husband ate them all.

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WicklewoodWench February 18, 2011

WOW, so easy and very yummy. I had to do a whole lot of searching to find the ingredients but I did and so glad I made this recipe. Rice flour, was found near regular flour section of the supermarket. Potato flour and xanthan gum was in the health food section. Tapioca flour (Also know as Sago flour) was substituted by Arrowroot (Arrowroot is topioca flour with preservative 220). Fava Bean flour was substituted with Chickpea flour also known as Besan, which I found at a newly open Indian shop. Preparing the recipe was easy, I had no problem with the dough. Rolling out the Tortillas was simple with some corn flour/starch. Cooking them was quick and the flavour was wonderful. The Besan flour really stood out but it was fantastic to have a meal which was gluten free. I served them with Stewed Chicken Taco Meat, slice lettuces, tomatoes, cheese and jalapenos. Thank you Az G

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Chef floWer April 07, 2009

These were tedious to make but my husband thought they were great. Probably be a lot less work with a tortilla press. I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Flour instead of the flours, and coconut oil instead of the shortening. They came out very nice and rolled without breaking. I found that rolling the dough ball between saran wrap worked best for me. Spritzing the counter with a little water before laying down the saran wrap helped keep it in place. Then I had to carefully peel off the top layer of saran wrap, and then flip the tortilla over onto my widespread palm to carefully peel the bottom layer of saran wrap off. Then I had to very slowly and carefully lay the tortilla bit by bit onto the hot skillet lest it folded over and got stuck to itself. I tried the cut baggy method and the parchment paper method, but this is what worked best for me. We're new to gluten-free so these didn't taste amazing to me, but my husband liked them a heck of a lot better than the gluten-free tortillas we got at Trader Joe's which broke up when I tried to roll them and which my husband said tasted like old shoe leather. LOL.

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Goody2shz January 14, 2014

I made these for my daughter and froze them. I made her a quesadilla and she took the rest of them home, ate 2 on the way and made a tuna wrap and pizza and loves them. They were pretty easy to roll, I think investing in a tortilla press would save time. I didn't change a thing.

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BMac June 19, 2011

My husband asked if I was sure I actually made these tortillas and didn't purchase them with how perfect they came out! I used a tortilla press, which definitely helped the process. I lined the press with plastic wrap, which made it very easy to transfer to the skillet. I used guar gum instead of xanthan and sorghum flour instead of fava. I thought they were maybe a little too salty, so would probably reduce next time. Very good for quesadillas!

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Delicious as it Looks November 15, 2015

This was a very good recipe. I used all tapioca starch for the starch because it was what I had. I don't like using too much xanthan gum so I used only 1 teaspoon xanthan gum and added 1/2 teaspoon of pectin. I didn't have fava flour so I subed millet flour , I like it's nuetral taste. I read the reviews that the water was too much so I started with less water but ended up using the rest. At first the dough looked wet and sticky but as it sits for 2-3 minutes it absorbs all the water and doesn't stick. Rice flour absorbs lots of water and can get crumbly if it has too little water. These were very good for breakfast tacos. I will definetly make again. I used the plastic bag method with a corn tortilla press it makes it easy using a little sweet rice flour for dusting when needed. DD really liked them will make again.

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3RiversCook May 06, 2013

Just trying to get started on a GF diet for a 9 yr. old. These were our first score! Even the rest of the family liked them. I am replacing my regular flour tortilla recipe with this one. I used Great Northern bean flour instead of fava flour. I didn't use cornstarch to roll them out, instead I rolled them out between two layers of plastic wrap or a clean bread bag. Thank you for posting this recipe. These were fantastic!

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fullhousequeen March 23, 2011

These are FANTASTIC! I use a tortilla press and the dough works really well, and it takes no time at all to make them. My only problem is I never make enough, they always get eaten up really fast. The only change I made was using guar gum instead because I have a problem with corn and some xanthan gum has traces of it. Seriously though, don't think twice about trying this recipe, just make them, you'll love it :)

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NikkiNoo January 31, 2011

I am in love! This as fantastic even with my substitutions. I used a King Arthur Ancient Grains blend instead of the fava flour because I didn't have it and didn't want to go to the store. The Ancient Grains blend is amaranth, millet, and sorghum flours. The oil was melted coconut oil. After forming into 8 balls the bowl was covered with a damp towel. The tortillas were formed between 2 sandwich bags using my tortilla press. The dough was a little stiff and I made need to add additional water next time. After the first one came off the comal I grabbed the butter and production ceased for a few minutes. The rest is history. Thank you for a great recipe that I will use again.

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PaulaG January 17, 2011

These were fantastic! The flavor was perfect. The taste was perfect. They were very easy to make. Granted I can't figure out how to roll them in a perfect circle! Even my gluten eating husband thought these were excellent!

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missah78 May 01, 2010
Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas