Sunday, October 10, 2010

All Purpose flour mix

This is the mix that I used for the tortillas. I got it from the same blog as the tortilla wrap recipe but I have made the changes (we can't use corn or soy products) needed for our family.

Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Mix
3 parts brown rice flour
3 parts tapioca flour
2 parts garbanzo bean flour
1 part almond meal

I have a grain grinder and so I grind my own. If you don't have one of these, you can buy flour from a health food store or some grocery stores carry them.

Gluten-Free Tortilla wraps

Our church had a very fun community night - Family Mexican Fiesta. I needed a recipe for tortilla wraps so that my kids could eat the food. I found this blog and wonderful recipe. I actually liked these better than most tortilla wraps. They had amazing flavor.

Gluten Free Flour Tortillas (makes 8 tortillas that are gluten free and casein free)

2 c. Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour Mix
1 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 c. warm water

1. Add the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix the ingredients thoroughly. (I do this with my hand)
2. Add the cup of warm water to the bowl and mix the dry goods into the water with your hand. Just squish it all up until all of the dry ingredients are no longer dry. And then keep mixing a minute longer because it’s fun and we should all be pretend we’re kids once in a blue moon. =)
3. Separate the dough into 8 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Place all but one of the dough balls back into the bowl and cover with plastic wrap until you’re ready to work with them.
4. Sprinkle a clean, flat surface with a bit of rice flour and then roll you dough ball into a roughly circular shape. Get is as thin as possible. (If you need some practice on rolling out dough, check back here Friday for a tortilla rolling tutorial)
5. Throw the tortilla onto a hot griddle (I use a cast iron griddle on medium heat with just a smidge of shortening or oil) and let it cook approximately 1 minute – or until it has started puffing up and the bottom side is developing those lovely brown spots. Flip the tortilla and cook the other side until is toasty as well.
6. Slide the cooked tortilla onto a waiting plate and repeat from step 4 until you’ve cooked all 8 tortillas. I generally roll one tortilla out while another is cooking, so that there’s is always a tortilla on the gridle.