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SarahC

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TORTILLA SUCCESS!
« on: May 23, 2012, 04:01:26 PM »
I made one of these and had a taco for lunch - it worked!

1/2 cup  soy protein
1/8 cup  Vital Wheat Gluten
1/3 teaspoon  salt
4 teaspoons lard
1/4 cup  water (I just added a little at a time until the dough came together - it was still crumbly looking until I squished it together with my hands, so check after adding a couple tablespoons)

Stir dry ingredients together, cut in lard until all the powdery stuff is incorporated and then add enough water to make a soft non-sticky dough, knead for about 5 mins (or use the dough hooks on a kitchen aid if you have one), let it rest, covered, for about 30 mins, pinch off the size of a golf ball (I got 3 portions from this) and roll out thinly (I used a silicone sheet and a glass), cook for 1 minute each side in a pre-heated skillet. These are not the soft tortillas that you can wrap around your filling, but the ones that you fold in half (while still warm) and stuff the filling inside. They taste good, don't fall apart and are only 4g carbs for the whole batch.

I don't know how they'll keep and if you want a wrap, I guess you'd have to roll them right after cooking.



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Re: TORTILLA SUCCESS!
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 04:28:01 PM »
That's cool, Sarah! :)

But be careful with that Vital Wheat Gluten. It's rather carby.

Do a search on on it here for more info;
http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/list

Incidentally, 100 grams = 3.52739619 ounces (dry weight)

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Re: TORTILLA SUCCESS!
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 04:37:48 PM »
Maybe 1 tablespoon of wheat gluten would work. I'll try that next.

The label for the wheat gluten I used said 6g carbs for 1/4 cup. That would make this 1/8 cup 3g. If a person gets 3 tortillas from this batch, that's 1 carb per tortilla. Pretty low I think?
« Last Edit: May 23, 2012, 04:40:43 PM by SarahC »



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Re: TORTILLA SUCCESS!
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 10:42:47 PM »
Maybe 1 tablespoon of wheat gluten would work. I'll try that next.

The label for the wheat gluten I used said 6g carbs for 1/4 cup. That would make this 1/8 cup 3g. If a person gets 3 tortillas from this batch, that's 1 carb per tortilla. Pretty low I think?

You're right, Sarah! :)
At those proportions, the carb count per tortilla is very good.

The reason I stated that the Vital Wheat Gluten is carby is if you wanted to add more to this recipe, use care! :)
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Re: TORTILLA SUCCESS!
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 11:46:15 AM »
Yeah Sarah!!! Success at last! ;D