I have tried various cauliflower wrap making recipes, with flax or coconut flour, and oil and either pan frying or dry frying on the stove-top. Taking a few lessons from my Atkins diet days many moons ago, where I followed a recipe for a cauliflower pizza base, using the similar recipe but with cream cheese and parmesan cheese, I decided to try it out in a wrap, tweaking the recipe to suit my Paleo lifestyle. I am hyper-chuffed I did, and am able to share this with confidence as the results excited me, as does most things in recipe adapting!
Making cauliflower rice of the raw cauliflower is instrumental in getting this correct, by pulsing it in a food processor creates these grain-sized crumbs. Then, steaming the crumbs softens them to create a tender wrap. I do this on the stove-top . However, if you choose to do this step in a microwave or steamer, it takes 7 minutes partially covered to cook in the microwave (according to numerous cauliflower pizza crust recipes). Next, squeeze out the excess moisture from the rice in a kitchen towel, ensuring that the cauliflower is almost bone dry. It will significantly reduce in volume, which gave me a bit of a shock, but that is what we want!
I made these cauliflower wraps as pictured above and below, with 350g cauliflower and 1 egg, and half a teaspoon of masala for taste. The recipe below is larger in quantity to take into account how the cauliflower reduced once the moisture is removed.
These cauliflower wraps taste delicious warm from the oven, but I can’t tell you how well they store in the fridge… they’ve never lasted that long!
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper.
In a food processor, pulse the cauliflower florets until they form a crumb-like texture.
Place the cauliflower and 1/4 cup water in a saucepan with a tight fitting lid. Cook on medium high heat for 8-10minutes, until tender.