The piles of gluten-free tortillas in the grocery stores are doing more than stacking up the carbohydrates in your diet; they're also raking in the dollars at $5 to $7 per half dozen, which is a lot of investment for something so simple.
Granted, the tortilla is a true Tex-Mex team player, being able to cradle a taco, hug a burrito, and sandwich a quesadilla – versatile like no other.
But still, don't you want to spend your precious gluten-free food dollars on something you CAN'T make yourself?
Here's a recipe that's so easy, you'll never want to reach out for store-bought tortillas again! As an added bonus, they have the flavor and protein benefits of chickpeas, and are lower in carbs AND cost! That, to me, is worth some time in the kitchen – how about you?
Just throw these ingredients into your mixer and stir 'em up!
- 1 1/2 cups (234g) King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 cups (128g) chickpea flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
Add 1 cup (227g) water, 2 tablespoons (25g) vegetable oil, and 1 large egg, and blend well.
Mix at medium-high speed for about 1 minute. The dough should be very thick.
Allow the dough to rest for about 15 minutes.
In the meantime, prepare a few sheets of half-sheet parchment paper by cutting them in half and spraying one side of each piece with vegetable oil.
Preheat your stove-top or electric griddle to medium heat. Using a jumbo cookie scoop (two tablespoons, or 1/8 cup), scoop dough onto one piece of the parchment.
Cover each scoop of dough with another oiled sheet.
It's easy and efficient to do a bunch at a time and have them ready to go onto the griddle, but you'll use less paper if you only do as many as fit on your griddle at a time; then you can reuse the same paper to do the next round.
Using a rolling pin or pastry roller, roll dough into a 6 1/2" circle-like shape.
I said circle-LIKE!
When the griddle is hot, peel one of the parchment sheets straight back to remove it from the dough and flip it, exposed side down, onto the hot griddle.
After about 10 seconds, peel back the second piece of paper by pulling it directly backwards and away from you.
Flip them immediately and cook for another 15 to 20 seconds, then pull them from the griddle.
Cool completely before wrapping. Stack with layers of parchment in between to prevent them from sticking together; you'll be thankful you did! Freeze if desired.
OK, the dreaded gluten-free storage issue: Do these keep well?
They kept fine overnight in a plastic bag. But beyond that, prior to serving you'll need to wrap them in a damp cloth and heat them gently in the microwave or warm oven before serving – though isn't that what you would usually do anyway? Truth be told, after 2 to 3 days, you should surrender them to the oven and toast them up for chips to pair with artichoke dip, salsa or, my 5-year-old's favorite, yakamole.
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