How to Make Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas

Gluten Free Tuesday

Delicious, no-compromise recipes for those who need to live a gluten-free lifestyle, but don't want it to taste like it.

[Photographs: Elizabeth Barbone]

While corn tortillas are great and usually gluten-free, sometimes I just want a flour tortilla. Flour tortillas are essentially unleavened bread, and like any gluten-free bread, they require a little know-how to get right. The reward however is more than worth the effort. This recipe makes a flour tortilla that's chewy, bendable, and a perfect base for any fillings on top.

You don't need a mixer for this recipe. In fact, mixing the dough by hand makes for better tortillas. During testing, the batches made with an electric mixer tended to be overhydrated, while the batches made with a wooden spoon and some elbow grease were just right because I could feel the dough as it mixed.


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