Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Homemade Tortillas

This is one of the easiest and tastiest recipes I've ever made. Going with homemade tortillas is totally worth the extra effort. personally I am crazy about corn tortillas (way better than flour!) and they are whole grain to boot! Try it out sometime, here is the ridiculously easy recipe I used.

Mix 2 cups masa harina or masa flour with 1 1/2 to 2 cups water (you want it to be soft and pliable but not crumbly). Divide in to 8 equal portions and keep covered while you work so they don't dry out. Using a tortilla press, press the dough between two sheets of wax paper. Mine still came out a little thick with the press so I used a rolling pin to get them a bit flatter after I pressed them. Cook in a hot cast iron skillet until just starting to brown, about a minute on each side. Store in a covered dish until you are ready to eat them so they won't dry out. 

These are so great for tacos and don't fall apart like store bought tortillas. Yum!

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