Friday, March 26, 2010

corn tortillas

fresh, warm corn tortillas
these taste so much better than any store-bought tortillas!  you'll be hooked.

MASA =  dried corn kernels boiled with lime (calcium oxide), then ground into a fine powder.
{can be found with the Mexican foods or international aisle at most grocery stores}

2 cup masa
1 tsp salt
1&1/4 cup warm water

-Combine ingredients
-Form a ball
-Divide into sixteen pieces and roll these pieces into balls

Next, press each ball into a flat round, using either a tortilla press or a rolling pin.  But, always use parchment paper or cut rounds of plastic bag on top and beneath, so the dough does not stick to your tools.

Place tortilla into a medium hot pan and cook for 30 seconds to a minute on each side.

Enjoy these just as they are, or brush melted butter and cinnamon sugar on them for a treat.  They are perfect for an enchilada recipe, too.
Check out this video fresh tortillas made at home:

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