Gluten-Free Sourdough Tortillas

If you’re new to the world of making your own gluten-free sourdough starter, check out my Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter Tutorial.

These homemade sourdough tortillas have become our everyday lifesaver: Don’t have bread? Make tortillas. Want to make fresh-from-the-garden veggies and salad more hearty and kid-friendly? Wrap ‘em in a tortilla with some mayo and cheese. Not sure what’s for breakfast? Fill tortillas with eggs and cheese. Taco Tuesday? Make tortillas.

Like the rest of the world, I’ve been on a major sourdough kick. It’s been life-changing because finding great gluten-free products isn’t always that easy—especially gluten-free sourdough. But it’s true that making sourdough bread takes time. These don’t. They are a mix ‘em up and use them right away meal solution and you are going to LOVE THEM.

How To Make Sourdough Tortillas

2 cups GF 1:1 flour (I use Namaste Perfect Flour Blend) OR regular flour if you’re not gluten-free
1 cup gluten-free sourdough starter
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 Tbsp solid fat (butter, shortening, or coconut oil)
1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Mix all dry ingredients. Add solid fat and mix until pea-sized balls form. Add sourdough starter and apple cider vinegar. Mix thoroughly. Slowly add 1/4 cup warm water, kneading by hand. If too dry, drizzle in more warm water, 1/8 cup at a time. Adjust consistency as necessary, adding a bit more water or flour as needed to make a firm, pliable dough. It should feel a lot like Play-Doh.

Let rest at least 5 minutes.

Section off a small golf ball-sized ball of dough, knead between your hands to form a nice symmetrical ball. Roll out between two sheets of parchment paper or wax paper. You want these to be thin, no thicker than about 1/8-1/4 inch or thinner.

Remove one piece of parchment paper. Flip into hot pan and remove the second layer of parchment. Fry in high-heat oil in a hearty pan (I use coconut oil in a cast iron pan) on medium-high heat, about 2 minutes each side, waiting for it to bubble and puff up nicely.

Add warm amendments like cheese, egg, beans and rice , etc., and serve immediately.

New to gluten-free sourdough starter? Check out my Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter Tutorial.

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