Why Buy Store Bought Corn Tortillas When The Original Homemade Corn Tortillas Are So Easy To Make & Taste Even Better.
Requiring one bowl, a tortilla press and you are set to make some authentic corn maize, toasted, soft homemade corn tortillas.
Store bought tortillas are normally made from wheat, so you really can’t taste that maize corn flavour, just like the authentic Mexicans tortillas, so I set out to make my own and OMG was I surprised to find how easy it was to make!
Masa Harina, Also Known As Corn Flour
You will need to find Masa Harina flour, also known as corn flour but not the corn flour or starch we use as a thickener.
Masa Harina is dried corn, soaked in calcium hydroxide, and then grind really fine to make tortilla dough, that can be used straight away.
But in the case of the flour, the soaked, grind corn dough is then dried, turning it into fine flour, and all you have to do is add some water to the masa flour, and voila, you have just revived the corn tortilla dough!
How Easy Was That!
So making your own authentic corn tortilla at home can’t get any easier than “just add water”! 😂😂😂
You will need one of these gadgets though, a tortilla press to get that evenly flat tortillas disc.
Tip – If you don’t have one of these, you can just roll it with a rolling pin and use a large circle cutter to cut the dough 👌.
So How Do You Make This Corn Tortilla From Scratch?
To make, simply mix 2 cups of masa harina & 400 mil of water until combined.
Add more if dough is a little on the dry side, and same with flour if too wet.
Let the dough rest for 30min in the fridge. As masa carina, don’t carry much gluten, you gotta let the dough enough time to fully absorb the water, making it into a soft workable dough.
Then cut and roll the dough into 50g balls.
Press them in the tortillas press between parchment paper, and tada!
To cook simply pan fry with a little oil and serve with your choice of toppings.
Pressed tortillas can also be kept frozen. Simply place a baking sheet in between each tortillas, to stop them from sticking together in the freezer 😉
I’m cooking theses guys on the barbecue 😋
You gotta give these guys a try!