Saturday 18 August 2012

Tortillas and Water Buttons



gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, corn free, soy free, sugar free
suitable for RPAH Elimination and Failsafe diet

These are great as a bread alternative for breakfast and lunch and for those who are yeast free too.

They are not pliable, so not suitable to use as wraps... see Flatbread (wraps)

We use them as burger buns, sandwiches or just plain in fun shapes.

Some helpful tips to get the best result:

Do not add too much water. Add it slowly and wait for the water to be combined. The gums take a little while to activate... wait until the mix starts to come together

tortilla dough in bowl
Add water slowly until dough comes together

Once the mix has come together, remove from the bowl and knead until smooth. The dough is very soft and easy to work with.

Tip dough out of machine and then bring together in a ball
Knead until smooth

Roll out using a floured rolling pin and cut into desired shapes. We use a small circle for children's burgers, and a large one for adults.

cut out using cookie cutters
Roll out and cut shapes using cookie cutters

Cook in a very hot ungreased pan until the surface starts to bubble, flip and cook briefly on the second side.

cook until bubbling on top
Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip

Tortillas can be frozen. Defrost on bench or in the microwave.

Use different cookie cutters for fun shapes... Use large shapes for best results

use different shapes for fun tortillas

This is a small quantity of dough, if you have a large family,
you will need to double or triple the recipe.

water buttons

Water Buttons

gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, corn free, soy free, sugar free
These are the same recipe as the tortillas, just baked instead of cooking in the pan.

Cut out in whatever shapes you like... sticks are good for dipping or use fun shapes for the kids.

Do not add too much water. When you add water to biscuits it makes them hard. If you add too much they will be too hard to bite. If you have added all the water the recipe calls for, add some more Nuttelex instead if you need more moisture.

(we use more water when making rusks so babies can't bite through them)

Sprinkle with garlic salt before baking...
Mix some poppy seeds into the dough...
Mix some parsley and crushed garlic into the dough...

Happy Baking!