Homemade Corn Tortillas
Once you have tasted fresh tortillas, whether it be flour or corn, you will never forget it. Making your own tortillas takes a bit of work, but it is much more worth it. It is really hard for me to buy store bought tortillas, unless of course they are made fresh in store. The next time you are at the store grab a bag of Maseca Corn Flour, and create your own tortilla making experience. Making your own fresh corn tortillas will take your meals to a whole new level.
Recipe adapted from the directions on the Maseca bag.
- 2 Cups Maseca Corn Flour
- 1 1/2 Cups Warm Water
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- Tortilla press
- Saran Wrap or a Plastic Grocery bag cut into two circles
- Mix the Maseca, Warm Water, and Salt together for about 2 minutes, or until it has formed a soft dough.
- If the mixture feels dry, add more water 1 tablespoon at a time
- Divide the dough into individual balls. The number may depend on the size of your tortilla press
- Cover the dough with a damp cloth.
- Meanwhile heat a comal or dry skillet over medium heat
- Line the tortilla press with the saran wrap or the grocery bag circles.
- Place a ball of dough between the plastic wrap and press down until the tortilla measures the size of the press.
- Carefully peel off the plastic wrap.
- Place your tortilla on the comal or dry skillet and cook for about 30 seconds on each side.
- The will begin to bubble up, and turn slightly golden brown when done.
- Transfer the tortillas to a kitchen towel or cloth napkin to keep warm.
- Enjoy one right off of the stove, or serve them with your favorite dish.