Thursday, January 06, 2011

Frugan: Yeasted Gluten Free Flatbread & Keylime Pie Birthday Treat

Coconut Key Lime Pie

Yesterday was my birthday and a friend of mine brought over the ingredients to make this delicious pie. I will post the recipe later in the week. We made it together and I have 6 pieces in my freezer. I am going to my brothers this weekend and will take the rest with me then. Wish me luck in not eating any of it between now and then! 

I made some delicious yeasted Gluten Free Flatbread the other day. Gluten free tortillas can be prohibitively expensive and hard to find; making your own alternative is a much better deal and is really simple. If you can make my Chickpea Flatbread, you can make these too! 

Now, these don't have the exact texture of tortillas. They are more like a mixture between a crepe and a tortilla. They are sturdy though and delicious. The yeast gives them wonderful, bready flavor.  I use Bob's Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix. I pay $3.59 for 22 oz which is around 5 cups of flour. I calculated the price for these at $4.00/22 oz for simplicity sake; at $.25 each they fit in nicely to my $3.33 a day budget. 

Yeasted Gluten Free Flatbread:
  • 2 c warm water
  • 1 t yeast
  • 2 t sugar
  • 2 T flax meal
  • 1 C Bobs GF Flour
  • 1/4 t salt
  1. Bloom yeast and sugar in warm water for 5 minutes
  2. Add flax, flour and salt.
  3. Mix well
  4. Let sit covered for at least an hour
  5. Heat a cast iron or non stick skillet to medium heat; spray with oil
  6. Ladle dough into pan, spread with a spoon or pick up the pan and swirl until mixture forms a good sized tortilla
  7. Cook for 5 minutes or until the flatbread starts lifting up from the pan
  8. Flip and cook for 1 minute more
Yield: 4 tortillas

Use them the same way you would use a tortilla! 
In case you missed it, here's a link to my Lower Fat and Frugal Vegeanaise Alternative! I am really happy with this recipe and hope you will try it too. 


  1. Happy Birthday!! The pie looks so yummy! Makes me want sugar even though I'm supposed to be avoiding it. :-)

  2. Happy Birthday. What a great way to celebrate!

  3. Happy birthday! I love key lime pie, definitely my favorite!

  4. Happy birthday, fellow Capricorn! Mine was on 1/3, and I wish I had something as gorgeous as this pie to celebrate with!

  5. Happy Birthday! What a yummy looking pie!

    It's probably cheaper to get a flour mix than all the individual ones to make one's own I think.

  6. Happy Birthday to you! We love your gf flatbread! I hope you do post the keylime pie recipe because it's my son's birthday this Sunday and he loves Keylime!

  7. Happy Birthday! Can't wait for the recipe for that pie!

  8. Happy (belated) Birthday, Melody! I hope you had a fantastic day :-)


  9. Happy Birthday Melody!! what a great day, six pieces of pie in the fridge..thats the greatest present ever! lol.

    hope you are making sure to really milk your bday WEEK, heck why not month!!

  10. Happy Birthday! That Key Lime Pie looks perfect. I look forward to the recipe!

  11. Happy belated birthday! My own birthday is coming up next week too, and I would be so thrilled to get a sweet treat like that pie... Looks amazing!

  12. Happy Birthday! I look forward to seeing the keylime pie recipe.

  13. Happy Birthday ! And thank you for all the great recipes. I made Yeasted Gluten Free Tortillas this morning. Oh, wow...they were fantastic, and easy to make.