How to make quinoa flour:
- Rinse quinoa in cold water until water runs clear. I've noticed even pre-washes quinoa may have some dirt and grit in it so I always wash it first.
- Toast quinoa in pre-heated non stick pan (I used a cast iron pan) until quinoa starts to brown and pop.
- Set aside toasted quinoa to cool.
- Put quinoa in blender, coffee grinder or food processor. Turn on to highest speed and grind until flour consistency. I have a Blendtec blender and use a full cycle on speed 9 which is 50 seconds
Unfortunately the tortillas didn't turn out all that pretty and were a little tough and didn't roll out very well. I'm thinking the dough may have been a little too dry. All the recipes in this cookbook make small portions. The tortilla recipes only make 4 tortillas so it was really only enough for 1 or 2 meals. Next time I'll probably just use my own judgement on the amounts and consistency of the dough the way my mom does it. I'll probably also try one of the other flours.