Corny Tortillas

There is honestly very few things in the world better than simple homemade food. Once you have learned how to make corn tortillas (which is soooo easy) you wont ever want to buy the prepackaged tortillas from a store. Although it is much easier to use a tortilla press, you can also use a rolling pin or a bottle of wine, anything where you are able to roll it out thinly.

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Ingredients:
1 3/4 Cup Masa Harina (Golden Corn Flour if you can find it)
1 1/8 Cups Warm Water
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
Pinch of Chili Powder

My Method:

Mix all dry ingredients together. If you want traditional tortillas you can just use the masa and a pinch of salt, or take the opportunity to add some bonus flavour to your tortillas.

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Add the water in slowly just until all ingredients are incorporated.

If your tortillas are a bit dry add a smidge of water, if it’s a little wet add a bit more masa.

Cover and let rest for about a half an hour.

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Divide mixture into about 16 balls and using your press, rolling pin etc. magically turn them into tortillas.

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Heat a pan (preferably cast iron) to medium high. Each tortilla needs about 30 sec. on each side until perfectly golden brown.

Tipsy:

-Use wax paper or saran wrap as it helps tortillas to not stick

-If you have rips in the tortilla, you can form it back into a ball and try again!

Details:
Makes approx. 16 tortillas

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