My sons really miss flour tortillas since we have gone gluten-free. So I have tinkered with a bunch of wheat flour tortilla recipes to create one that fits our new diet. These aren't your traditional thin tortillas (basically because I press them by hand) but a nice thick and more chewy-style that reminds me of flat bread.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture until mixture resembles corn meal. Stir in hot water, 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time, until mixture forms into a ball. Knead dough until evenly combined.

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  • Cut dough into 8 pieces; roll each piece into a ball. Press each ball into a flat tortilla-shape.

  • Heat a griddle or skillet over medium-high heat. Cook each tortilla in the hot griddle until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

29 calories; proteing; carbohydrates 0.2g; fat 3.2g 5% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 207.2mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2014
I added 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum to the dry ingredients, (which I add to anything calling for gluten-free flour) and they turned out fantastic. I was able to make them thin and they're flexible enough to roll into a burrito shape without cracking. A new staple recipe for my kitchen! Used Gluten-Free King Arthur Flour. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/07/2014
Impossible to roll out pick up get to skillet without tearing it rolling up the edges etc. Total pain and I didn't like how they taste. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2014
I added 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum to the dry ingredients, (which I add to anything calling for gluten-free flour) and they turned out fantastic. I was able to make them thin and they're flexible enough to roll into a burrito shape without cracking. A new staple recipe for my kitchen! Used Gluten-Free King Arthur Flour. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2013
These tortillas turned out very well. They taste so much better than the standard store-bought flour tortillas and much lower in sodium. I did cover the pan so they would cook through they puff up but will flatten out when cooled. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2013
This is tough to judge! Gluten free will taste different and even cook differently. I just haven't adjusted my taste buds though! This really has a "dry" taste to it. I could not cook this the same way I made whole wheat flour tortillas because this breaks apart if rolled out thin. If left thick these 4" cakes couldn't be called tortillas. Either way they fell apart when cooking! With a desire for gluten free tortilla shells possibly substituting another kind of flour for some of the gluten free flour might help! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2014
Added 1 teas. xanthan gum(check if allergic before using) per cup of flour, to allow rolling them out. Tweaked the baking powder a bit less and the second time making these, used coconut oil in place of the shortening. I believe my third attempt to be better the last one...these tortillas are worth trying, very good flavor and texture. Will try making these with an alternative for the xanthan gum after a few more times. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2014
I am new to gluten free but these were good! The only thing I did different is to add xanthan gum. I made them more like flat bread. I loved the taste! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2015
for gluten free I thought it was great. Bland taste but good texture. Usually gluten anything is dry this was not. I dod add the 1/4 teaspoon xanthan as suggested by others. Don't know if it made a difference or not but. I did however add a little more flour after kneading so I could actually form into balls. I flattened in the pan itself as I thought that was easier. All and all I thought it was pretty good. I will make it again. It was easy to make and that's a plus for me Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/24/2014
This was terrible. Why wouldn't you use corn masa flour to make a traditional corn tortilla? If it ain't broke don't fix it! Bleck. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/06/2013
didn't work out at all. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/07/2014
Impossible to roll out pick up get to skillet without tearing it rolling up the edges etc. Total pain and I didn't like how they taste. Read More
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