Friday, April 13, 2012

Easy Tasty Tortillas

While at Paleo FX, George over at Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations let me taste a tortilla that he said was Paleo. Two things - (1) I didnt believe him because (2) a Paleo tortilla HAD to be less-than-yummy. I was wrong on both accounts. Unfortunately, these divine tortillas had no recipe *sad face*
I have been wanting to recreate them since that day so I came home and got busy. It took 4 or 5 tries but I think i nailed it. I also used them to make BALTs (Bacon, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato) wraps. I used Paleo mayo, dijon mustard, avocado, turkey and ham too... Without further ado, I present to you....




Tortillas (makes approx. 4  4-inch tortillas)
½ C tapioca flour
2 Tbsp coconut flour
1/8 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp cream of tartar
1 1/2 Tbsp lard
¼ tsp salt
4 Tbsp boiling water

Sift all dry ingredients.
Add lard to dry ingredients mixing to form crumbles
Add hot water into dry ingredients mixing until dough-like (don't be afraid to use your hands!)
Form 2 inch balls, place between two sheets of parchment paper and press into flat discs
Place in ungreased skillet until top begins to dry around the edges – the underside will be slightly brown
Remove and let cool before enjoying as they will become more pliable as they cool.

22 comments:

Cindi said...
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Orleatha Smith said...

Cindi -- I didnt mean to delete your post!! OOPS!!!! I don't know how to undo it either! =/ #noviceblogger

I meant to click 'reply' and say "SURE!!! Share away!!!"

MissCasey said...

ooh this looks good! I really want to try it..do they taste closer to flour or corn tortillas?

Orleatha Smith said...

They are reallly close to flour tortillas -- haven't quite mastered the corn texture yet... :)

Unknown said...

I made these this weekend - YUM!! I think it would be dangerous to eat them too often, but what an awesome 'bready' treat now and then. And my husband LOVED them, which is always a plus. Thanks!!

paleorific said...

Really trying to make these... HOW to roll out? How big? These are sticking to everything. Do I only "bake" on one side? Don't I turn it over? Really hoping this passes my husbands taste test!! Help!!!

Orleatha Smith said...

They make about 4 4-in tortillas. I roll them out between parchment or wax paper. I roll them pretty thin - like a tortilla. I don't roll them but fry them in a pan with no oil - both sides.
I hope your hubby (and you) love them!

Orleatha Smith said...

YAY!!!!!!!!! they can be dangerous but SO good at fixing that "mexican food" craving!

paleorific said...

These were wonderful!! Not a large wrap, but very tasty. Cooked they hold together great... but very delicate to work with... can't be impatient or rush!!

Orleatha Smith said...

Woo hoo! Glad you liked them! I tried something new last night -- doubled the recipe, let the hot water sit about 30 seconds before working then worked with them while they were still warm. This made it easier to work with. I rolled them out on parchment paper into a big square and baked them for 5 minutes - VOILA! A big sandwich wrap!

Esther said...

How long did you bake them for and what temp?

Orleatha Smith said...

i baked them for 5 minutes @ 400

Orleatha Smith said...

i baked them for 5 minutes @ 400

Neicy said...

have you ever made these in bulk and then stored them? just a ziplock on the counter? or fridge? or freeze??

Orleatha Smith said...

I make these in bulk and have frozen and refrigerated them. They thaw nicely on the counter :)

Jessi said...

I stumbled across this recipe for tortillas and I'm dying to try it. However I was wondering if the coconut flour is necessary or if I could just add an additional bit of tapioca. Also if they would turn our right if I used butter/coconut oil for the lard?

Jessi said...

I stumbled across this recipe for tortillas and I'm dying to try it. However I was wondering if the coconut flour is necessary or if I could just add an additional bit of tapioca. Also if they would turn our right if I used butter/coconut oil for the lard?

Shannon Stark said...

Just made these and they are awesome! Going to share the results on my food group!

Shannon Stark said...

Awesome! Just made these and they turned out wonderful.

Lisa H said...
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Lisa H said...

I think I did something wrong, mine had the right flavor but were like crackers. Do you think I cooked them too long? How long did you cook each side?

Becky Boo said...

My tortillas turned out amazing! Growing up in a Mexican food style household paleo has been hard for me without tortillas, thanks for sharing your yummy recipe. My four year old ate it and my picky non-paleo wife too :)