Last week, I happened upon this recipe by The Gracious Pantry for gluten-free tortillas. Having a tasty gluten-free tortilla is something Amira & I are always wishing for. We do like the store brand La Tortilla All Natural Sonoma Gluten-Free Teff Tortillas (wow, that’s a long product name). But something homemade sounded yummy, and the photos that The Gracious Pantry took of them made them look irresistible. I had to try! Not having ever made a tortilla in my life, I crossed myself and dove in.
I started by halving the recipe because I didn’t want to make 18 awful tortillas.
I showed my poor recipe following skills right away – by putting in cold water instead of hot water. I might have put just a squidgen more than I was supposed to as well. The dough was a wee bit sticky. I had to lightly oil my hands to press the tortillas.
The first one looks like, well, I don’t know what! Australia maybe? Maybe I could make these tortillas into geography lessons? Which continent did you get? Ooh, ooh, mine’s Antarctica!!!
Subsequent attempts more tortilla-ish looking…
My able assistant was more than happy to help with the tortilla pressings. She said: “This is easy, Mom – I just pretend I’m playing with Play-Doh!”
Tortilla making jazz-hands!!
They were, like I forewarned you, a tad-too-thick, odd-shaped and yet tasty. Good thing Amira & I had a light lunch because we ate 3 each (update: Amira just grabbed her 4th announcing “I love these!!”). They are tasty right off the heat with butter on top (although she prefers hers plain). They are, of course, definitely quinoa-flavored. You will be disappointed if you are expecting flour tortillas. We are quinoa fans here, so we find ‘em yummy! They are incredibly easy to make! I’m already plotting recipe variations (an herbed version maybe?) and uses (soft tacos, or made crispy for pizza crusts or tostadas?)
Thanks again to The Gracious Pantry for inspiring me to play in the kitchen today.