We eat a lot of Mexican food. It is easy to cook and fast and yummy! Tacos and enchiladas are our staples. Last week I made my fancy chicken tacos and bought our favorite tortillas at the store. Our favorites are La Tortilla Factory Handmade Style corn tortillas. They are super yummy but a bit pricey. After the first night (oh yeah we eat them for a week it makes so much!!), hubby suggested we try to make our own. So I started looking on Pinterest.. I found this great tutorial from Naturally Ella! It looked easy!
I hit the store to buy some Maseca, which is corn flour. I don’t have a tortilla press but the comments say a pie plate or rolling pin work fine!
I followed the recipe on the back of the bag:
2 c Masa
1 1/3 c water
1/4 tsp salt
Dissolve the salt into water and then add to the flour and mix.
Then you use golf-ball or ping-pong ball size balls of dough to made the tortillas. Flatten them out then cook in a medium high heat pan 60s each side.
Keep warm in a damp towel.
Well I don’t have a press. I might get one if this becomes a regular thing.. Something like this: Cast Iron Tortilla Press. Instead I used a pie plate to press them then a rolling pin to thin them out a bit.
This worked great to get them even and round. Just not super thin.
First time I cooked them one at a time in my skillet…
Rightttt… It took For.ev.ER. I think because they are thicker it took a bit longer to cook. The second time I used my electric skillet. Use one or a large griddle. trust me.
However they turned out fabulously!
The tortillas in action:
Seriously. This is easy. You will not want to buy tortillas ever again!!
Have you ever made your own tortillas?