Homemade Corn Tortillas

Homemade Corn Tortillas


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Go on, have a go at making these yourself! A simple mixture of masa harina a fine cornmeal ground from white maize) and water results in the most wonderful corn tortillas you've ever tasted. The secret is to use a cast iron pan. Most supermarkets sell masa harina (maize flour) now.


Serves: 5 

  • 440g (3½ cups) masa harina (maize flour)
  • 250ml (1 cup) hot water

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together masa harina and hot water until thoroughly combined. Turn dough onto a clean surface and knead until pliable and smooth. If dough is too dry add more hot water; if sticky, add more masa harina; if it begins to dry out, sprinkle with water.
  2. Cover dough tightly with plastic film and allow to stand for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat a cast iron frying pan or griddle to medium-high.
  4. Divide dough into 15 equal-size balls. Using a tortilla press, a rolling pin, or your hands, press each ball of dough flat between two sheets of plastic film.
  5. Immediately place tortilla in preheated pan and allow to cook for approximately 30 seconds, or until browned and slightly puffy.
  6. Turn tortilla over to brown on second side for approximately 30 seconds more, then transfer to a plate. Repeat process with each ball of dough. Keep tortillas covered with a towel to stay warm and moist until ready to serve.

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When these are made correctly, like the instructions above they taste amazing, so much better than store bought wraps that stick together in the packaging - 21 Oct 2014

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