La Tortilla Factory makes a Gluten-Free, Ivory Teff Wrap. I have been wanting to go to Whole Foods to pick some up, but just haven’t had the time with all of my other errands while I’m in town. So, my cravings got the best of me, and I created a recipe of my own. They turned out fantastic! And they don’t taste anything like a whole grain gluten free wrap or tortilla. The best thing about them is that you can roll them like a regular tortilla. They may be even softer than the glutenous one. Just perfect, to me!
Though these gluten free wraps do not contain yeast, baking powder does, therefore, it is not listed as a yeast-free recipe. You may ask where is the yeast in baking powder? Well, baking powder contains cream of tartar which is made from the sediment produced in the process of making wine, which contains yeast. I learned this not too long ago and probably need to go through all of my recipes and remove any containing baking powder from the yeast-free category.
Meanwhile, I headed over to La Tortilla Factory’s site to view their Ivory Teff Wrap ingredients: water, tapioca flour, whole grain ivory teff flour, whole grain millet flour, canola oil, soy lecithin, colloid powder (cellulose gum, maltodextrin, carrageenan), contains less than 2% of each of the following: guar gum, sea salt, honey, aluminum-free leavening (monocalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch), to maintain freshness (sorbic acid and calcium propionate).
Not having a few of the ingredients usually accessible only to manufactures, or difficult to obtain, I used a bit of Expandex, (though not easily obtained, may be found online at the links below) a modified tapioca starch; skipped the soy lecithin and colloid powder; substituted regular teff flour for ivory teff flour (lighter in color); and added a bit of potato starch.
Substitutions for Expandex
Knowing, I wouldn’t want everyone to over consume a modified starch, I modified the recipe to exclude Expandex. The recipe includes it, but to make it without, which is almost as good, double the honey, increase the baking powder to 3/4 teaspoon, and substitute potato starch for the Expandex. Honey is the key to making them soft and pliable. Then fry it for about 30 seconds on each side. However, with Expandex, it is truly heaven!
Difference Between Ivory Teff and Brown Teff
You may be wondering if there is any difference between brown teff and ivory. There really isn’t any difference other than the color. Sometimes with kids and some adults, they want nothing to do with whole grains, and the ivory teff may fool them, as they taste the same. And as I stated earlier, this does not taste like a whole grain wrap.