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Living & Loving Gluten & Casein Free is an informative and creative blog to enlighten those facing the challenges of a Gluten Free Casein Free lifestyle! There are original recipes and other recipes I have acquired along my GFCF journey! With tips, tricks and modifications to enhance your recipes and entice your taste buds. Topics include trips to the grocery store to find the best products available, awareness of ingredient labels, money savings with on-line ordering and understanding and providing answers in overcoming your daily frustrations and challenges. The blog will also take on issues with eating out, family meals, children lunches, traveling and planning for meals on the go. Living & Loving Gluten & Casein Free is here to lend a hand and to demonstrate the most effective and delicious ways to cook GFCF and stay within your budget.

Cheers! Ashley Lyerly

Thursday, September 16, 2010

GFCF Yeast free Tortillas

GFCF flour tortillas-serves 8—Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours for best results before rolling out!-Featured Segment
2 cups GFCF all purpose flour
1 ½ t. xanthum gum
1 t. salt
2 t. Truvia or Xylitol*
1 cup warm water
½ cup rice flour
Pan spray
Mix all the dry ingredients together except rice flour. Mix in cup of water.  Mix until it is incorporated, you may possibly need about 1 t. more water.  Cover working surface with rice flour.  Take out 8 lumps, sprinkle with rice flour and start rolling into ball and covering with rice flour.  Put back in bowl, covered and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.  Refrigerating prevents them from sticking to the rolling pin and working surface while rolling out. 
Dust working surface with rice flour, roll out tortilla and place on oil sprayed cooking surface-medium high heat, I prefer my pancake griddle flat top.  Cook each side for about 1 ½ minutes.  A good tortilla will have bubbling and browning.  Flip one more time for a bout 30 seconds to get even more volume. Continue until all 8 are cooked. Wrap tightly in a large plastic baggie, will keep fresh in refrigerator for 4-6 days.
TIP-Can also be used for GFCF ‘pita bread’ for hummus, pizzas, hot dog buns.  Make a little thicker for pita bread and pizza.  Even for a yummy cheesy grilled Paninis!
Tip-For the freshest tortillas refrigerate or freeze tortilla balls and cook to order! If frozen, defrost very slowly, about 10 seconds on each side, rotate while defrosting.
*Xylitol is an all-natural sweetener found in many fruits and vegetables, including raspberries and plums. It tastes and looks like sugar. Because it is all-natural, it differs substantially from artificially created chemical sweeteners like Splenda®, and aspartame. Can be found on line, New Beginnings and in the Supplement section at Whole Foods. 


  1. These you will get better with practice! After making them a few times you will find the desired consistency. But it is pretty easy, prep up the dough balls and have them in the fridge ready to be rolled out and cook to order!

  2. Thank you for your great tips. My grandson loves these.