Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Homemade Gluten Free Tortillas

We cannot look toward Cinco de Mayo without tortillas!
Tortillas are great for so many dishes...  enchilada casseroles,
 taco salads, burritos, soft tacos and more. 
 I couldn't resist tweaking this homemade flour tortilla recipe.

2 cups GF all purpose flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup water

In a medium bowl mix flour, salt, and add shortening.

With a fork, cut in the shortening.

Add the water and mix until the dough comes together.  
I ended up using my hands to bring the dough together.

Pinch off dough and roll into balls.  
Roll each ball out with a rolling pin on a Silpat Mat.
.(if the dough sticks flour the surface and rolling pin well.)

I don't mind ragged edges, but if you want a perfectly round tortilla,
 you can use the plastic lid of a #10 can.
The size of a coffee can lid.

Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat.  
Place on a hot skillet and cook until it is lightly brown and bubbles. 
It takes about 1-2 minutes per side.

Place cooked tortillas in a tortilla warmer.

Roll out and cook the remaining tortillas.

I like to cut mine into strips after they are cooked,

 and deep fry them for 1 minute.

Use them as the base for a taco salad.


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