Tortillas are the perfect canvas for nearly any ingredient. But have you ever noticed that this one food is full of dozens of ingredients, many impossible to pronounce. It just screams “processed” and “GMO.” Luckily, this delicious flatbread is super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. In fact, in a pinch just flour and water will do the trick. I love customizing my food. Not only do I know exactly what’s in it, but I can also add seasonings and interesting ingredients (like chia seeds, quite the superfood!) to make the item more exciting. So I present some really tasty tortillas (or don’t roll the dough as thin and use it as pizza crust – delish!) These can be made from start to finish in 30 minutes and they freeze really well in Ziploc bags between sheets of parchment. Bonus: these guys don’t spring back due to their low gluten content so rolling em out is a breeze. So now tortillas are one less thing you have to purchase, oh and you will be a lot more excited to have tacos, homemade pizza, or whatever suits your fancy. Just a warning, if you are anything like me, these are not going to be round! So I have learned to embrace their rustic appearance!
Pure and Simple Tortillas
2 c gluten-free flour blend (Include 1 tsp xanthan gum if it isn’t already added. You can use oat or rice flour or a combination if you don’t have a blend.)
1 c bread flour, such as King Arthur (or more gluten-free flour if you are avoiding gluten)
1 ½ tsp sea salt
1 tbsp baking powder
Optional: 1 tbsp chia seeds
4 tbsp high-quality extra virgin olive oil
1 – 1 ¼ c water
Combine dry ingredients and mix well. Whisk together oil and 1 c water. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients. Pour in wet ingredients. Gradually incorporate flour mixture into center using your hands or a spatula. Knead on a floured surface until a smooth dough forms. Let rest a few minutes. Cut into 10 portions. Flatten each into a disk. Roll into 10 inch circles. Heat a dry sauté pan over medium heat. Add one tortilla at a time, cooking a minute or two on each side or until bubbles start to form and tortilla is cooked through.