Otto's Cassava Flour Review + Tortillas
By now, you've probably heard of Otto's Cassava Flour, heck you've probably already ordered a few pounds of it for yourself after seeing all of the rave reviews from a handful of us food bloggers on Instagram! If you haven't ordered some of this flour yet, for real––do it right now. This flour is a serious game changer to gluten and grain-free cooking and baking. It can be substituted for wheat flour 1:1. Yeah, you read that right––no more wasting cups and cups of expensive almond and coconut flour trying to perfectly figure out the paleo-fied proportions of your great-grandmother's cookie recipe (everyone does that, right?) I can't wait to work on a few exciting projects with this flour in the upcoming weeks! Otto's Cassava Flour has the same look, taste, and texture of real wheat flour, without all of the inflammatory, gut irritating side affects––it's truly something I never thought I'd experience again after going grain free. So far, I've made most of the cassava flour recipes on Otto's website and I have to say they are all incredible. You don't feel like you're eating grain free pancakes when you use their flour in their recipe. Same goes for the crepes and the sandwich bread––but what really blew me away with this flour were the tortillas. Cara from Fork and Beans created a perfect recipe for grain free tortillas. When I say perfect, I mean perfect. It's like eating a real tortilla, but even better because it actually holds up to the liquids in a taco and it doesn't fall apart when you're eating it! It looks like a real tortilla––it even has the air bubbles, it smells like a real tortilla, and it tastes just like a real tortilla. No more missing out on delicious Mexican food when in a few minutes you can have the better replacement for traditional tortillas! Head on over to Fork and Beans for the recipe for these amazing grain-free tortillas! Please note, I've found her recipe to work even better when you wet your hands with more warm before forming each individual ball of dough. It helps to keep the edges intact when rolling out the tortillas!