To continue with a tribute to Mexican food we have a recipe for homemade tortillas. The flavor, texture, and smell of freshly made tortillas is so amazing. I just want to eat them by themselves for all that yummy corny, freshly baked bread smell. They are warm and soft, have real flavor, and are ohh so satisfying compared to packaged brands.
I only recently started making tortillas, and I confess I still buy them as well. I like these better, but sometimes you just need quick. I started making tortillas because where I’m living now any tortilla you buy has a list of ingredients as long as my arm. As you can see by this recipe a tortilla only needs 3 ingredients.
I’m including lots of pictures of the different steps in case you are not familiar with rolling things out. This is an easy recipe, just be patient and you will enjoy fresh tortillas for the rest of you life.
- 2 cups Masa flour or masa harina
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 cup water
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl for about 2 minutes until a soft dough forms.
- Divide dough into 16 equal balls by rolling dough into a log and cutting it.
- Cover balls with a damp cloth while working.
- If you have a tortilla press use it to make tortillas.
- If not, place each ball between two pieces of wax paper.
- Press out dough with your hand a little to start to form a circle.
- Finish by rolling dough with a rolling pin until as thin as a tortilla.
- Keep rolled tortillas covered with a damp cloth until you have them all rolled out.
- Heat an ungreased griddle or frying pan on medium/high heat.
- Cook tortillas one at a a time until they start to turn golden brown, about 50 seconds. Flip and cook second side about the same amount of time.
- Cover cooked tortillas with a damp cloth until serving time.