I finally was able to take the plunge and purchased the press, some great bread bags to package my freshly made bread in and a book on baking Gluten Free. I love the bags and the book (watch for experimental recipes coming from the book) and I've been experimenting on the TORTILLA PRESS.
The first time I tried it I followed the instructions in the book that came with the press, just substituting my flour blend. No success. Didn't like the flavor and just couldn't get a good tortilla.
Today I blended my current version of Grandma Farmers GF Flour Blend (Freshly ground brown rice, and sorgum plus tapioca starch, Arrowroot, and Coconut Flour). I mixed up the tortilla mix, divided it into 8 balls, covering it with a wet towel to keep them moist (important in GF cooking).
This time I gently rolled each ball out to a 6" circle then placed it on the TORTILLA PRESS that had been pre-heated. I pressed gently checking each time to be sure I've not pressed to hard (it will split and crack if you do) and pressing harder each time until I could get the tortilla as big as I dared without making them split.
This takes practice but I finally was creating a very acceptable tortilla. They are not paper thin and a tiny bit thicker than the store. I then let them cook until they began to brown with the lid open, flipped and did the same on the other side. I placed a small piece of waxed paper between the tortillas so they wouldn't stick and put them in a sealed container in the refrigerator. I got eight 8" tortillas out of the recipe.
Recipe: 2 cups GF all-Purpose Flour Mix, 1 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan gum, 1/2 teaspoon Guar Gum, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil. 1 cup hot water. Mix the dry ingredients together, all the oil and water and stir. Seperate immediately into 6-8 balls. Cover with wet towel and make as above.
Becareful that you don't burn yourself on the TORTILLA PRESS and you'll be fine. Got the job done from blending flour to mixing and making the tortillas in less than 30 minutes. I love the flavor and soft texture. I think I'll make me a Breakfast Burrito...........
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