Gluten Free Tortilla/Wrap Recipe

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The gluten free wraps that I used to buy from a local bakery contain eggs so since becoming vegan I’ve started to make my own.  These are good and easy to make.

Ingredients

2 cups Gluten-free all purpose flour
2 teaspoons Xanthan gum or Guar gum
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons agave granules or xylitol
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup warm water

Cornflour/maizena to dust with

Mix dry ingredients together.  Add in warm water and mix with your hands until a well-mixed ball of dough is formed.   Spilt dough ball into 8 smaller balls.  Take one ball out and put the other balls back into the bowl and cover with cling wrap.  Sprinkle working surface generously with maizena and dust rolling pin with maizena too.  Push ball flat with the palm of your hand into a flat disc.  Then start rolling out as thin as you can until you have a round tortilla.  This takes some practise.  If you have not done this before, you will probably mess it up the first few times.  In that case, don’t stress!  Just squish it all together into a dough ball again and start rolling again.  Gluten free dough is trickier to work with than normal dough but you will get the hang of it if you persist.  If you would like a perfect circle and struggle to get it right, you can put a side-plate on top of the rolled out ball and cut around the edges with a sharp knife.  Heat a glug of olive oil in a non-stick pan and wipe up the excess oil with paper towel if needed.  Then carefully lift the tortilla with a spatula and place in pan.  When it starts to form bubbles on the pastry on top, gently lift it with a spatula and flip to cook the other side.   Cook until done both sides and set aside in a warm dish covered with a damp dish cloth.  Dust your working surface again before continuing doing the same thing with all the balls.

If using these for enchiladas, you may find that once they have cooled, they tend to crack when rolling them up.  If this happens, first warm tortilla for 30 secs- 1 minute in the microwave.  Then dip thoroughly in enchilada sauce to soften and they should roll up easily then once filled with filling.

Let me know what you think!
Dr T

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