Salt-free From Scratch

When the love of your life has to make diet changes that incorporates very little salt and fat you start really analyzing food labels.  Add to the issue that he’s a type 1 diabetic so carbs are a needed part of this balance and things start to get really tricky.  The carbs of choice are rice and tortillas.  But tortillas without salt are almost impossible to find.  So like a good little foodie nerd I found a couple recipes to try.  Initially they were awful using only flour, canola oil, and water.  After a little searching i found a recipe on Childhood101 that I decided to adapt.  These are perfect!  They bubble just like they’re supposed to and taste great!  Such a fast recipe too!  This will definitely become a regular recipe in our household.

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Homemade Salt-free Flour Tortillas

Makes 16

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup warm water

In a mixer, incorporate the dry ingredients.

Add the canola oil and water and mix until the dough forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

On a floured surface, kneed the dough until smooth (about 5 minutes).

Divide into 16 pieces, roll into balls, and slightly flatten before covering with a clean dish towel to rest for 15 minutes.

Once the dough is rested, roll one ball out as thin as possible (I used a Silpat to make rolling the dough easier) before cooking in a dry non-stick skillet on medium heat.  When the dough starts to bubble flip it over and cook for another 15-30 seconds.  Place the fully cooked tortillas in a covered dish so they stay pliable and hot.  Enjoy!

I’m told that these can be frozen but they’re just too good to last so I wouldn’t really know how well that works.

Bubbles mean time to flip!

Bubbles mean time to flip!

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