I’ve really been missing tortillas lately. I love a good corn tortilla and especially a good homemade corn tortilla. I got to thinking that there must others on AIP who feel the same way so, I googled “AIP Tortillas”. I tried one of the recipes and didn’t like the results, so, I decided to experiment on my own.
The recipe that I ended up with makes up into 5″-6″ tortillas that bend easily around the filling and have a wonderful chewy texture. Very much like a homemade corn tortilla. The flavor is also great.
1 cup Cassava flour
1/4 cup arrowroot starch
1sp sea salt
1/2tsp baking soda
Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
2/3 cup water
2TBL oil – I’ve used melted lard and olive oil. It doesn’t seem to make much difference which one is used.
1/2 tsp organic apple cider vinegar
Pour the liquid ingerdients into the flour well.
Stir until all the ingredients are fully blended and a dough forms.
Gently knead the dough and place it on a board that has some arrowroot starch on it. The starch keeps the dough from sticking to the board.
Roll the dough into a roll about 8″ long. Cut the roll into eight pieces.
Heat a griddle until it is very hot. I use a cast iron griddle that is very lightly greased. I don’t want to fry the tortilla just keep it from sticking to the griddle.
Take a piece of dough and hand press it between a folded sheet of parchment paper. Be sure to press from the middle of the dough out to the edges.
Open the parchment packet and flop the tortilla onto the hot griddle. While it is cooking, make another tortilla that is ready to go when this one is finished.
Let the tortilla cook for about a minute and flip it over. Cook again for about a minute. Flip again and cook until it starts to look dry. It might start puffing up at this point. Push the tortilla to the edge of the griddle and add another tortilla. When the second tortilla is about done, remove the first one to a warm toaster oven to keep warm. Do this until all of the tortillas are finished.
Fill with your favorite filling and enjoy.
These tortillas keep really well and reheat beautifully. I do place a piece of parchment paper between each one, to keep them from sticking together.
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