Homemade Corn Tortillas

Using a tortilla press to make homemade corn tortillas.

They take a bit of time to make, but the effort is totally worth it!

Makes 16 5-6″ tortillas

You will need:

2 loose cups of Instant Corn Masa Flour

Note on buying Instant Corn Masa Flour: Only buy Instant Corn Masa Flour with two ingredients, corn and lime. The brand that I purchased is MASECA Masa Instantanea De Maiz.

1 1/4 cups of water

1/4 teaspoon of salt

How to prepare:

1. Combine masa flour, water, and salt in a mixing bowl.

Step 1

2. Mix thoroughly for about 2 minutes until it is a soft dough. I used my hands because it was way easier and reminded me of playing with Play-doh! If the dough feels a bit too dry, add water 1 tablespoon at a time.

Step 2

3. Divide dough into 16 balls. Cover with a damp cloth so they don’t dry out.

Step 3

4. IF YOU HAVE A TORTILLA PRESS: Place a thick sheet of plastic wrap on the bottom and place a ball on top. Cover with another sheet of plastic wrap and press until the tortilla is 5-6″ across.

IF YOU DON’T HAVE A TORTILLA PRESS: Maybe you can try to roll them out with a floured rolling pan. I don’t know.

Step 4

5. Careful not to tear them as you peel them off of the plastic.

Step 5

6. Preheat an ungreased skillet or griddle. Cook the tortillas for about 50 seconds on each side over medium high heat. When you remove them from the heat, cover them with a cloth napkin to keep them warm and soft. Continue with each one until they are all cooked.

Step 6

To store:

Tortillas will stay fresh in a sealed plastic bag for up to a week in the refrigerator.

I hope you had fun making your tortillas,

The Daytime Cook.


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