You know one of those things you’ll miss a lot but don’t really think about until it happens that you can’t have it anymore – tortillas. Don’t get me wrong, corn tortillas are the bomb, but a good, solid, plain, flour tortilla is irreplaceable. And you know what? I found a substitute that is JUST. AS. GOOD. Srsly.
I use the Jule’s GF flour blend. You could probably use any blend, but make sure it has the xanthan gum (or add it, per the directions, I think it’s something like 1/4t per cup?).
And this recipe is simple. Like stupid simple.
- 2 C Jule’s GF flour
- 1/2 t salt
- 1 C boiling water + up to 1/4C more, depending on how dry it is around where you’re at
In a bowl, mix the flour and salt. Add the boiling water and stir with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula or whatever, until it starts to kinda come together. Dump it all out on a floured work surface and knead it by hand until it comes together in a nice, cohesive ball of some sort. Cover with a clean dish towel and let it rest about 20-30 minutes.
Roll it into a looooong log type thing roughly 16″ long, and then cut into 16 pieces (about 1″ each). Roll out each piece into a thin round, about 6″ in diameter and pretty thin. Add flour to the work surface and rolling pin as necessary.
Meanwhile, heat a skillet or cast-iron pan to med-hi heat. Brush (or spray) each side of the tortilla with some oil and throw on the hot skillet. It’ll start to bubble nicely and then start to brown at parts. Flip over and finish cooking. Depending on the heat of the pan, it’ll take anywhere from 2-4 minutes to cook.
Stack ’em up as you complete them, and then use them wherever you would flour tortillas or flat breads or whatever! They actually taste like the real thing. It makes me happy. And the fact it’s so easy, I can’t believe I can’t buy this in the store. WTF, stores. Get on this. Right?
Anyhoo, this is now going to be a staple in the house – I make the dough, M cooks ’em, we both devour them in a likely embarrassing fashion. I hope you do the same.