Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sun Dried Tomato Tortilla Wraps - Gluten - free

One of my granddaughters enjoys Chicken Caesar Tortilla Wraps at a local restaurant , but my other granddaughter who is Celiac can't have them. So I decided to try to make them gluten-free.
I asked the granddaughter who isn't Celiac to be my taste-tester since she is the only one who knows what the sun-dried tomato tortillas are supposed to taste like.
Her comment ? "Nanna, I think you nailed this one!"

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (or 60 gm) of sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of milk + 2 tbsp
  • 1 3/4 cup tapioca starch/flour
  • 1/4 cup potato starch
  • 1/3 cup white bean flour
  • 1/2 cup white corn flour
  • 2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • sweet rice flour for rolling
Method
  1. Soak sun dried tomatoes in 1 cup of water for a couple of hours or longer
  2. Process in blender until puréed , add milk and process until smooth
  3. Pour into mixer.
  4. Blend all dry ingredients together.
  5. Add to tomato/liquid mixture and mix well.
  6. Turn out onto counter dusted with sweet rice flour and knead lightly until dough is smooth, adding sweet rice flour as needed.
  7. Form dough into a roll , and cut into 12 pieces.
  8. Cover the pieces with plastic wrap or damp toweling.
  9. Roll out each piece as thin as possible and use a 9" plate as a template to cut out tortilla shell , adding the cut off excess dough to next piece of dough.
  10. Either roll out all shells first (you should get 13) or if you like to multitask, fry one tortilla while you are rolling the next. Pan fry with a tiny bit of oil about 30 sec. on each side.

Store tortilla shells in the fridge until needed.

To assemble as wraps -
For Chicken Caesar wraps , I used Romaine lettuce, chicken breast (cooked and cut into pieces) shredded Parmesan Cheese and Caesar dressing
  1. Place layered strip of filling down center of tortilla shell, leaving bottom 1/4 free
  2. Fold up bottom 1/4 of shell
  3. Fold in left side over filling
  4. Fold right side over filling , tucking into left side fold


10 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the gluten free recipes! These sound wonderful, made even better by being gluten free. Can they be cooked on a dry cast iron skillet or are they wet and need to be fried with oil?

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  2. That is exactly what I used... a cast iron skillet - with a tiny bit of olive oil wiped or sprayed on the surface of the pan.

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  3. Thank you so much for the gluten free recipe. I can't wait to try some at home. I've missed tortillas SO much.
    =)

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  4. What a beautiful photo from a wonderful child who knows her Nanna nailed it.
    Thank-you for sharing this wonderful recipe...but most of all...your granddaughter nailed this one too.

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  5. Those look amazing...can I come for lunch. Looks like you have one very happy little guest! How fun to spend time with your grand daughter, and let her be the true taste tester!

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  6. Thank you so much for doing a gluten-free recipe! I hope you do more!

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  7. I tried this recipe but it was very runny and didn't work out for me. I didn't need to soak my tomatoes because they were bought in a jar with oil so I just drained them. Do you add the water to the mix or do you drain the tomatoes after soaking them? I added the water so I'm not sure if that was my problem. The recipe looks really good but I must have done something wrong. Any suggestions?

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  8. Dear CD ... It sounds like you just had too much liquid -- If you have pre-soaked tomatoes I would put them into a measuring cup and add water to 1 1/2 cups.

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  9. So excited about trying this one out. I have another good option for soft shell taco that I have used for our family.
    3/4 cup cornstarch
    1 c milk
    2 eggs
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/3 c of cornmeal (I prefer white)
    2 TBS of melted margarine
    To cook: just mix it as you would crepes and fry in a well greased pan. I've used it for meat tacos, hot dog wrap, or sandwich wrap.

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  10. I really want to try this recipe but I don't have any white corn flour or sweet rice flour, what could I use instead? My daughter was diagnosed 6 months ago and its been frustrating trying to find a good tortilla and this one looks absolutely amazing!

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