Calvados Apple Cake

Calvados Apple Cake

Calvados Apple Cake gets an extra boost with fragrant Calvados. We have also added cinnamon and the underused spice cardamom.

Bake this cake up for a casual Sunday winter dinner, after an afternoon of snowshoeing. Turn on the fireplace. Light a few candles. And be prepared to end your meal with this sweet and homey cake.

Serve with real whipped cream, butterscotch ice cream or caramel sauce. For something stronger pair Calvados Apple Cake with a brandy snifter of Calvados, served at room temperature.

Calvados Apple Cake

Calvados Apple Cake

Servings 1 9 inch Cake

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup Calvados

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Prepare a 9-inch cake pan.
  • Place the apples in a bowl.
  • Add brown sugar and lemon juice. Stir and set aside.
  • To prepare the cake, place Peetz Smart Blend in a medium bowl.
  • Whisk in baking powder, cinnamon and cardamon.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together for two minutes.
  • Add 1 egg and beat for 1 minute.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula before adding each additional eggs one by one.   
  • Add the Calvados and mix for 1 minute.
  •  Add the dry ingredients and beat just until a batter forms.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.
  • Place the apples on top of the cake in a circular formation, starting at the edge of the pan and working inward. Press down lightly.  
  • Bake the cake for approximately 45 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Place cake on a wire baking rack to cool for 10 minutes, before unmolding.

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What is Calvados?

Calvados is a brandy or eau-de-vie from the French region in Normandy. While most French brandies are made with wine, Calvados is made from apple cider or sometimes pear cider.

There are many different varieties of Calvados, considering the region produces 239 apples and 139 varieties of pears.

Look for one that has a single-distillation when baking this cake. A single-distillation will preserve more of the fruit flavours. Also picking a young variety will enhance this as the flavour of this brandy grows more complex with age.

Stock your pastry with Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend. Make all you baking just that much healthier! And gluten free too!

Best Ever Royal Icing

Best Ever Royal Icing

Best Ever Royal Icing

Best Ever Royal Icing is perfect to use for decorating Christmas Sugar Cookies.

Enjoy time in the kitchen with your family and friends this holiday season. Create sweet memories that will always hark back to the nostalgia of Christmastime.

Best Ever Royal Icing

Best Ever Royal Icing

Servings 3 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • food colouring

Instructions
 

  • Set up a stand mixer using the whisk attachment. 
  • Whip together the icing sugar and egg whites on high speed.
  • Continue to whip for 5 minutes. The icing will become shiny.
       
  • Then, add the lemon juice and continue to whip for 3 minutes more.

Tips for Cookie Decorating Success

 Colour Mastery

Adding a drop of blue food colouring will give an icy cool look to your icing.

How to Make a Paper Cone for  Best Ever Royal Icing

  1. Take a square piece of parchment paper and cut it in half diagonally. This will give you a triangle with two equal sides.
  2. Roll the left corner to meet the tip of the top of the triangle.
  3. Hold together with one hand.
  4. Roll the right side up and around to meet the back of the joining points.
  5. Fold in the corners to hold the bag together, while leaving the top open.
  6. Add royal icing.
  7. Pinch the top together to close.
  8. Fold the top inward to seal the bag.
  9. Using scissors, cut a small whole in the bottom.

Other Tools of the Trade

You can also use a piping bag with a number 2 tip for piping.

 Avoid Caking Icing

Cover the mixing bowl with a warm, damp cloth to prevent icing from drying out.

 The Flooding Technique

Use this technique to thin down your royal icing to “flood” the entire surface of your cookie. But, before you begin, use the Best Ever Royal Icing to pipe a border around the edge of the cookie. This will hold in the “flooding”. The border should be 1/8 of an inch from the edge of the cookie.

Let icing dry completely.

Next, add a little water to your icing to achieve  a fluid consistency. Mix with a spatula. Rotate the spatula in a figure eight configuration to release air bubbles.

The icing should be thin enough to drizzle off the spatula when lifted. Let icing rest for 20 seconds before using.

To flood just drizzle from a spoon or use a piping bag with a larger hole.  No need for a piping tip! Move the icing outward using a toothpick to ensure the entire surface is covered.

Let dry slightly before adding sprinkles or beads.

Two-Dimensional Piping

Let dry completely before decorating by piping with Best Ever Royal Icing. This will give your cookies an artistic two-dimensional look. You will notice this technique on the Santa Claus cookie above.

Wet on Wet Technique

Before flooded icing dries, pipe decorations on top. This will sink into the royal icing and become part of a solid look. We like this method for adding lights to Christmas tree cookies, in a variety of colours.

 Gift Packing Success

Let cookies dry for 24 hours before packaging.

Storage and Expiry

Store in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap. Use within 2 days.

 Make your Family Happy!

Best Ever Royal Icing

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Best Ever Royal Icing

Christmas Sugar Cookies

 Peetz Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies are a must on everyone’s baking list during the holiday season. Dig out all the Christmas cookie cutters you have been collecting over the years. In anticipation of times spent with family and friends, these cookies are a two-step process.

First, bake your cookies, until the edges are golden brown. Cool. Next , you are ready to whip up a batch of our Best Ever Royal Icing.

Fill your kitchen with fun, laughter, and special memories by baking these delicious holiday cookies.

Don’t forget to leave some out on Christmas Eve for that hard-working Santa Claus. Ho! Ho! Ho!

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Servings 4 dozen cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cups Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend plus extra for rolling cookies on the counter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 recipe Best Ever Royal Icing

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend with the baking powder.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the butter and the sugar for 2 minutes.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract. Beat for 1 minute.
  • Sprinkle over the dry ingredients.  
  • Beat just until combined.
  • Divide dough in half. Shape into a round and flatten into a disk.
  • Wrap each disk in plastic and refrigerate for one hour.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Remove dough from fridge and sprinkle some Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend on the countertop.
  • Roll sugar cookie dough to  1/8 of an inch thick.
  • Cut out cookies and place on the baking trays, keeping space between.
  • Place the filled cookie trays in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.       
  • Once chilled, place cookies in the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 2 minutes before transferring to plate.
  • Let cool completely before decorating with Best Ever Royal Icing.

How does using room temperature butter make a difference in cookie recipes?

Butter needs to be at room temperature to enhance the creaming process. Creaming is achieved when beating butter with sugar. The warm butter allows the sugar crystals to enter creating pockets. When baked, these pockets help the cookie  dough to rise. And voila! Light and airy cookies.

So, leave your butter on the counter until it is warm enough to hold the imprint of your finger. If you are rushed for time, you can also place whole sticks of butter in the microwave for 10 seconds.

 How can I make these cookies dairy free?

We recommend Vegan Buttery Sticks from Earth Balance as a butter replacement. This plant-based substitute does the trick. It is used by many professional bakers in Canada.

Can I use this recipe to make drop cookies?

Yes, you can. Simple roll the cookies into 1- inch rounds. Next, place on the baking tray and press down with a fork or decorative Christmas press. Refrigerate for 15 minutes and then bake.

Why do you suggest refrigeration before baking?

The process of chilling the cookies slighting before placing in the oven makes the cookies hold the shape better. The edges of rolled cookies are just that much crisper.

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Honey Spice Bread

Honey Spice Bread

Honey Spice Bread is a simple, one-bowl cake to make. Once the cake starts to bake your kitchen will be filled with the scent of sweet spices.

We love to bake this in the fall and winter. It makes the perfect alternative to Christmas fruitcake.

This cake freezes well, so be sure to make a double or triple batch!

 

Honey Spice Bread

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup Manuka honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Prepare a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan by greasing it with butter, vegetable oil or cooking spray.
  • Place the honey, brown sugar and water in a large sized saucepan.
  • Heat over medium high heat for 5 minutes, whisking occasionally, until it comes to a boil.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in half of the flour. Set aside.
  • Next, take a large sized bowl and whisk the eggs well.
  • Add the rest of the flour, along with the baking powder, baking soda, and spices.
  •  Add in the honey mixture and mix with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until combined.
  • Pour into the loaf pan and smooth down the top.
  • Bake for approximately 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. 
  • Place the loaf pan on a baking rack to cool.
  • Pop the cake out of the pan after 10 minutes. 
  • Place back on the rack to cool completely before cutting.

Tips and Tricks

How to Successfully Bake Honey Spice Bread

  • Make sure the ingredients are at room temperature before you begin
  • Measure out ingredients using both dry and liquid measuring cups for accuracy
  • Ensure that the pan is properly prepared
  • Set a time to avoid overbaking
  • Allow the cake to cool before cutting

What is Manuka honey?

European honeybees in New Zealand love the Manuka bush that they pollinate, hence the name of the honey. This natural honey is rich and earthy.

According to Healthline this type of honey is packed with health properties and can improve digestion, prevent ulcers, soothe a sore throat, and help fight upper respiratory infections. It can even aid in wound healing!

Can I use a different kind of honey or even a substitute?

Yes, any pure honey will work. As for substitutes try molasses, maple syrup or agave nectar.

Is there a way to make this cake vegan?

Use one of the honey substitutes above.

Next, use an egg substitute.

Make a “flax egg” by using 1 tablespoon milled flaxseed with 3 tablespoons warm water. Or a “chia egg” with 1 tablespoon chia seeds mixed with 2.5 tablespoons warm water.

Alternatively, you can use aquafaba, or the water in a tin of chickpeas. Take three tablespoons of the liquid. Whip it for 1 minutes with an electric mixer, until it bubbles. Then it is ready to use.

Any of the above methods will create one egg, so double this for each Honey Spice Bread loaf that you make.

Can I add dried fruit or nuts to this cake?

Yes! Here are some variations that we enjoy.

Walnut Raisin Honey Spice Bread:

Add ½ cup toasted, chopped walnuts and 1 cup of raisins. Soak the raisins in hot water for 30 minutes before draining. Fold in the walnuts and raisins as the end.

Date Pecan Honey Spice Bread:

Add ½ cup chopped dates and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Fold in the dates and pecans at the end.

Honey Spice Bread

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

 

Apple Cinnamon Muffins scream fall! The smell of apples and cinnamon coming from the kitchen on a Saturday morning will delight the entire family.

Of course these muffins are gluten free and made with our favourite healthy flour blend, Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend.

Flour for Apple Cinnamon Muffins

For a fun outing, why not take the kids to an apple farm, where they can pick their own apples?

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Servings 12 Muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups apples diced
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 1 large apple sliced thin

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • Line a 12-cup muffin pan with liners.
  • Combine the apple slices and the sugar in a medium bowl. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  • In large bowl combine the Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend, brown sugar, baking powder and cinnamon.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond milk, melted butter, and eggs.
  • Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry and stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Distribute the batter evenly between the 12 muffin cups.
  • Give the apple a good push into the top of each muffin. The apples will pop up when baked.
  • Bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Which apples are the best apples for baking?

For baking, you will need to find an apple that holds its shape in the oven. Some of the best varieties to look for include:

Granny Smith

Golden Delicious

Pink Lady

Honey Crisp

Cortland

Save apples like MacIntosh for apple sauce.

Read about Canada’s long tradition of apple growing in Canadian Geographic.

 

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

 

Steak Avocado Soft Tacos

Steak Avocado Soft Tacos

Steak Avocado Soft Tacos

Steak Avocado Soft Tacos is a recipe we crafted at Peetz.  Our customers asked for ideas on how to use S.M.A.R.T Blend Flour Tortillas in a delicious meal idea. This is the result.

Don’t worry our vegan friends. We haven’t forgotten about you! Keep checking back for new recipe postings on our Enjoy Peetz Blog.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our recipe for Vegan Gluten Free Flour Tortillas.

Steak Avocado Soft Tacos

Steak Avocado Soft Tacos

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 pound whole flank steak
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, for the grill  for the grill
  • 1 1/2 pound whole flanksteak
  • 3 avocados sliced
  • 4 limes cut into wedges
  • 1 recipe 1 batch Peetz Tortillas

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine the lemon juice, spices, and Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend. Whisk.
  • Place the steak in the bowl and coat both sides.
  • Refrigerate for 1-4 hours, while turning occassionally.
  • Meanwhile, place a caste iron grill over medium heat.
  • Once it heats up, brush it with olive oil.
  • Add the steak and cook on both sides for a total of 9- 15 minutes depending on desired doneness.
  • Remove from pan and let cool on a cutting board.
  • Holding the knife at a 45-degree angle slice across the grain.
  • Plate on a large platter, with avocados, lime wedges and tortillas, so everyone can build there own.
  • Serve (red) tomato or (green) tomatillo salsa in bowls to accompany the Steak Avocado Fajitas.

What is a flank steak?

A flank steak is a long piece of meat that measures between 1/4 inch at one end and up to 1 1/2 inches at the other.  A full flank steak will weigh about 1 kilo or just over two pounds.

How can I ensure successful cooking of Steak Avocado Soft Tacos?

Prior to marinating, pierce the steak all over. This allows the steak to really absorb the marinade.

Also, Canada has the best beef is the world. Shop Canadian!

Can I BBQ the steak instead?

Yes, of course! If the season in right, or you don’t mind standind outside in the winter, then go for it!

How can I stop avocados from turning brown?

A squeeze of lime juice is really all you need!

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Steak Avocado Soft Tortillas

Classic Blueberry Muffins

Classic Blueberry Muffins

Classic Blueberry Muffins

Classic Blueberry Muffins are a favourite morning treat, served warm and fresh from the oven.

With Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend, you can enjoy gluten free Classic Blueberry Muffins. These muffins are not only delectable but taste good too. And they are full of healthy fibre.

We don’t mean to be opinionated about the blueberries we use in our Classic Blueberry Muffins. It’s just that we really do prefer wild blueberries!

Classic Blueberry Muffins

Classic Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 cup butter or Earth Balance Buttery Sticks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup blueberries fresh

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • Place liners in a 12-cup muffin pan.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend, baking powder and cardamom. Whisk.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat.  
  •  Add vanilla and almond milk. Beat for 30 seconds.
  • Remove the bowl from the stand.
  • Add the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Fold in the blueberries.
  • Distribute the batter evenly between the 12 muffin cups.
  • Bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

When is blueberry season in Canada?

Blueberry season runs from July to September. According to Agriculture Canada, blueberries make up 59 per cent off all fruits grown in Canada! And Canada is the second largest producer in the world.

Blueberries come in two types. High bush blueberries are the most common. These are mainly farmed in British Columbia. Lowbush or wild blueberries are grown in abundance in Quebec, and Eastern Canada.

What are the health benefits of blueberries?

Just one cup of blueberries contains:

  • 4 grams of fibre
  • 24 per cent of the RDI of vitamin C
  • 36 per cent of the RDI of vitamin K
  • 25 per cent of the RDI of manganese
  • Blueberries are high in antioxidants.

What are Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks?

This is a butter substitute made with a blend of oils including palm fruit, canola, olive oil, flax, and soybean oils. It is sold in bricks like butter and can be used in the same way.

 More Information About Cardamom

Cardamom has an intense sweet flavour. The plants are part of the ginger family.

Cardamom is used in both savory and sweet dishes. There are two kinds—black and green. The green version can be lightened to make it white. The green variety also known as Elettaria cardamomom, is the kind that is regularly available on grocery store shelves and is used in sweet dishes.

Try buying whole pods of cardamom and grinding them yourself. You will be rewarded with a much more fragrant spice!

First, toast green cardamon pods in a dry skillet over medium high heat.  Second, remove the pods and allow to cool fully. Next, remove the seeds and grind.

Only grind small amounts, because freshly ground cardamon looses its flavour quickly.

What can I use if I don’t have cardamon?

In our Classic Blueberry Muffins recipe, you can replace cardamon with 1/8 teaspoon each of cinnamon and ground ginger. You can also substitute with ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, on its own.

Can I substitute the almond milk?   

Yes. You can use regular milk, coconut milk, rice milk, soy milk or oat milk.

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Classic Blueberry Muffins

Roasted Peach Tart

Roasted Peach Tart

Roasted Peach Tart

Roasted Peach Tart uses delicious, fresh, seasonal peaches. Many pastry chefs wait all year for peach season, refusing to use frozen. We think they have a point!

In our recipe, peaches are blanched to remove the skin. Next, the peaches are pitted, and sliced.

A cake-like batter rests in a sweet cookie crust. The peaches are then placed in a circular formation and the whole tart is ready to bake. The batter rises as the peaches roast.

The result is sublime!

You will need one recipe of Gluten Free Tart Dough.

Roll this into a 9-inch tart shell. Then, fully chill.

Let’s begin making Roasted Peach Tart!

Roasted Peach Tart

Roasted Peach Tart

Ingredients
  

  • 7 or 8 peaches medium sized
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted cut into small pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 9 inch tart made from Gluten Free Tart Dough unbaked and chilled

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.
  • Blanch the peaches to removethe skin. (See Tips and Tricks below recipe!)
  • Set peaches aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, in the bowl of a stand mixture fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the sugar and butter until well blended.
  • Add the eggs one by one.
  • Next, add the yolk. Continue to beat until it the batter comes together.
  • Add the flour and baking powder and mix until combined.
  • Remove the tart shell from the refrigerator. Dock the bottom ( See Tips and Tricks below!)
  • Smooth the cake batter into the bottom of the 9-inch tart evenly.
  • Cut the peaches in half and remove the pit.
  • Cut each peach half in half again.
  • Press each peach half, cut side down, into the cake batter, starting at the perimeter of the of the tart crust.
  • Continue to use all the peaches, placing in a circular fashion.
  • Bake in the oven on the lowest rack for about 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the peaches with the remaining sugar.
  • Bake an additional 10-15 minutes, until the peaches begin to caramelize.

Tips and Tricks 

What’s the best way to pick a peach?

Look for peaches that are a golden peach in hue, with a glowing blush. Peaches should have a fresh peachy smell.

Buy peaches when they are a bit firm in your hand unless you want to use them right away. In this case, buy the peaches when they are a bit softer.

How to blanch peaches.

Here are the steps. Blanching makes it easy to remove the skin, while leaving the juicy flesh.

  1. Wash the peaches and remove the stem and leaves.
  2. Set up a cold-water bath, by adding ice water to a large bowl.
  3. With a paring knife, cut an “x” at the bottom of each peach.
  4. Submerge the peaches into the boiling water for 30 seconds.
  5. Remove with a slotted spoon.
  6. Immediately plunge the peaches into the cold water.
  7. Peel the skin off with your hands and set the peaches aside.

How to dock a crust.

“Docking” a crust simple means to poke holes in it. The easiest way to do this is with a fork. Pick the bottom of the tart shell multiple times. This will allow for the steam to escape while baking in the oven.

Roasted Peach Tart

 

 

 

Vegan Gluten Free Flour Tortillas

Vegan Gluten Free Flour Tortillas

Vegan Gluten Free Flour Tortillas

Vegan Gluten Free Flour Tortillas are also dairy free! We just ran out of room in the title!

Vegan Gluten Free Flour Tortillas

This recipe is an adaptation of our S.M.A.R.T Blend Flour Tortillas. To create it we took a classic flour tortilla recipe. Then, we replaced the wheat flour with Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend containg Sorghum, Millet, Arrowroot, Brown Rice and Tapioca flours.

Vegan Gluten Free Flour Tortillas

Next, we took the recipe and adapted it further by replacing the milk with coconut milk and the lard with all vegetable shortening.

Fresh tortillas are so much more delicious than store bought. Happy Baking!

S.M.A.R.T Blend Flour Tortillas

Vegan Gluten Free Flour Tortillas

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups coconut milk full fat, in a can
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening, cut into small pieces

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, whisk together Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend, with baking powder and salt.  
  • Place the milk in a small saucepan. Heat until bubbles form at the edges.  
  • Stir in vegetable shortening and mix. Remove from stovetop and let cool.    
  • Pour into flour mix. Stir until the dough begins to come together.    
  • Sprinkle a little bit of Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend on the counter.
  • Place dough on top and knead until smooth, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Then, divide the dough into 16 pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a ball.  
  • Place balls on a parchment lined baking sheet and cover with plastic.  
  • Roll each piece of dough into a round about 7 inches in diameter.
  • Heat a medium cast-iron skillet or grill over medium high heat.
  • Add flour tortilla and cook until air bubbles form.
  • To release the steam, pick the air bubbles with a fork.
  • Cook the other side.
  • Set flour tortilla aside to cool.
  • Repeat with the other dough balls.

Can I freeze these tortillas?

Yes, this recipe for tortillas freezes very well. Here is how to do it.

First, place each tortilla between layers of parchment paper. Then, stack one on top of another. Next, place the whole stack in an airtight freezer bag.

How long will flour tortillas last in the freezer?

Up to six months.

How do I thaw tortillas?

Remove as many as you need from the freezer. The parchment paper ensures that you only need to peel of the number of flour tortillas that you need.

Place the tortilla in the fridge until thawed.

Do you have a gluten free flour tortilla recipe that is more authentic?

Yes, we have our S.M.A.R.T Blend Flour Tortillas recipe. Here we have kept the same authentic ingredients that they use in Mexico, but replaced the wheat flour with our unique blend.

Vegan Gluten Free Flour Tortillas

S.M.A.R.T Blend Flour Tortillas

S.M.A.R.T Blend Flour Tortillas

S.M.A.R.T Blend Flour Tortillas

S.M.A.R.T Blend Flour Tortillas takes a classic flour tortilla recipe and replaces wheat flour with gluten free grains.

S.M.A.R.T Blend Flour Tortillas

 

Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend contains a list of healthy grains  including:

S for Sorghum a healthy ancient cereal grain.

M  for Millet a  high protein milled grain

A for Arrowroot an easily digestible flour used as a thickening agent.

R for Rice. The brown nutrition packed kind!

T for Tapioca flour made from the Brazilian cassava root.

S.M.A.R.T Blend Flour Tortillas

This recipe makes a smaller 7 inch flour tortilla, so it is easier to roll out. Let’s start making some tortillas!

S.M.A.R.T Blend Flour Tortillas

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup lard cut into small piece

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, whisk together Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend, with baking powder and salt.  
  • Place the milk in a small saucepan. Heat until bubbles form at the edges.    
  • Stir in vegetable shortening and mix. Remove from stovetop and let cool.
  • Pour into flour mix. Stir until the dough begins to come together.
  • Sprinkle a little bit of Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend on the counter.
  • Place dough on top and knead until smooth, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Then, divide the dough into 16 pieces.     
  • Roll each piece into a ball.   
  • Place balls on a parchment lined baking sheet and cover with plastic.
  • Roll each piece of dough into a round about 7 inches in diameter.
  • Heat a medium cast-iron skillet or grill over medium high heat.
  • Add flour tortilla and cook until air bubbles form.
  • To release the steam, pick the air bubbles with a fork.
  • Cook the other side.
  • Set flour tortilla aside to cool.
  • Repeat with the other dough balls.

Can I freeze these tortillas?

Yes, you can! Here is how.

Place each tortilla between parchment paper and layer them on top of one another. Then, place the stack in an airtight freezer bag. This freezing method allows for removing and using only the amount you need each time.

How long will flour tortillas last in the freezer?

Up to six months.

How do I thaw tortillas?

When you are ready to use the flour tortillas, take out as many as you need and place them in the refrigerator.  Once thawed use them in any recipe you like.  Or eat them as your bread side dish.

Can I make these tortillas vegan?

Yes. Try our Vegan Gluten Free Flour Tortillas recipe.

How about dairy free?

Our Vegan Gluten Free Flour Tortillas recipe is also dairy free. We just ran out of room in the title!

S.M.A.R.T Blend Flour Tortillas