Recipe by bearhouse5
Gluten free flour tortillas that taste like the real thing.
Top Review by thomasjam05
The first time I made these, they were too thick, and they broke when folded, so the second time, I made some changes to the recipe, and they came out perfect. I don't think it was really my changes of ingredients but my change of rolling technique that made the difference: I cut a large Ziplock bag in half down the sides, so it opened out flat, then put the dough between the halves to roll it. I did not use any extra flour to roll them. About half way through, I had to cut a new bag, because the one I was using was beginning to stick. I didn't bother cutting circles, because I was working very quickly. Between the pieces of plastic, I was able to get the pieces very thin, and I think that made all the difference. For the record, however, the ingredient changes were: white rice flour instead of brown which I had used the first time (the recipe doesn't specify), Bob's Red Mill baking mix instead of chickpea flour (just the closest thing I had on hand), all tapioca flour instead of tapioca and potato starch (I used up my potato starch making gluten, egg, and corn free marshmallows) 1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum and no guar gum (don't have any, and I thought it needed more than the original recipe called for, to prevent breaking and make them more flexible), and regular butter (don't have coconut butter, and didn't want olive oil). Whether it was these changes, especially extra xanthan gum, that made them more flexible and easier to make them thin, or rolling them between pieces of plastic, I don't know. But, for any curious readers, there they are. After dinner, I took the leftovers and froze them between layers of wax paper. I did this also with the last recipe, and they kept well. I serve the rest of my family regular food, so this way, when they are having store bought tortillas, I can pull one out of the freezer and have one, too.
- 3⁄4 cup rice flour (white)
- 1⁄4 cup chickpea flour
- 1⁄2 cup potato starch
- 1⁄2 cup tapioca flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon guar gum (or additional xanthan gum)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
- 1⁄4 cup coconut butter (or olive oil)
- 1 cup hot water
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix dry ingredients together.
- Add coconut butter or oil and blend until crumbly.
- Add half a cup of the hot water and knead.
- Gradually add more of the hot water, a little at a time until you can knead the dough into a ball.
- Split into 8 or 10 small balls. Cover with a damp paper towel or cloth.
- Roll out each ball into tortillas, about 6" (15 cm) wide. For a neat tortillas cut around a small plate with a sharp knife.
- Gently place on to a hot skillet for a few seconds until bubbles appear and then flip over. Cook for a few more seconds.