Tortillas are unleavened flatbreads made from ground corn or wheat. This food comes from Mexico. Tortillas are often used as a accompaniment to some foods such as tacs. These breads are made from a runny, yeast-free dough, which is then thinned and cooked like corn tortillas. Besides being made with wheat, tortillas can also be made using cassava flour.
Here we show a tortilla recipe from cassava flour that you can make easily.
- 2 cups cassava flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Stir in water and oil. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10-12 times, adding a little flour or water if needed to achieve a smooth dough. Let rest for 10 minutes.
- Divide dough into 8 portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 7-in. circle.
- In a greased cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook tortillas over medium heat until lightly browned, 1 minute on each side. Serve warm.