And the food snob strikes again!  😉

What can I say?  Once we tasted the tortillas made in the coziness of our (former) own home, we were shocked by how much better than the store-bought version they are!   Get yourself a good quality tortilla press, one that feels heavy and powerful like this one I found for a bargain at ebay.
All you’ll need is a bowl, the masa harina, some water and a little salt.  No need to knead, no need to wait. Amazing tortillas will be yours in less than 10 minutes!
(from the back of Masa Harina’s bag)

2 cups masa harina
1/2 tsp salt
1 to  1 + 1/4 cups hot water

Mix together the masa harina, salt, and water in a bowl.  Add the smaller amount of water, form a dough. If too rough, add the rest of the water, a little at a time.  The dough must stick together, but it should not be too wet, so that when you roll a portion on your hand it will turn out smooth.

Form golf ball-sized chunk of dough and  place into a tortilla press protected on both sides by plastic wrap (I cut open a large ziplock type bag).  Press, open, peel the tortilla off the plastic, reserve. When all tortillas are made, cook them for 45 seconds to 1 minute per side on a hot skillet, preferably cast iron. Set the cooked tortillas over a inside a folded towel to keep them warm and moist.

For added flavor, right before serving, set each over an open flame until you get small brown blisters on the surface, flip and do the same on the other side.


to print the recipe, click here

Now, for the sad news…  I was holding this post for publication at a later time, when I could include a special recipe made with the tortillas.  But, the stove in our new home is electric and I’m having a bit of a hard time adjusting to it.  The lack of a flame prevents me from finishing the tortillas the way I like, so I am not sure when I’ll be able to make tortillas at home again.  It might take a while.. 😦

  To compensate, I share a link to the type of recipe I’d like to make using homemade corn tortillas.  It comes from a great blog I visit often, called Taste Food.  Ready?  Click here, and ENJOY!  

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