Corn tortilla recipe (V)

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Corn tortilla recipe (V)
Corn tortilla recipe (V)
Servings:Serves 5 - Makes about 10 tortillas
Calories per serving:185
Ready in:2 hours 15 minutes
Prep. time:2 hours
Cook time:15 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:12th April 2013
Tortilla press

These delicious corn tortillas are easy to make, though best made with a tortilla press if you can get hold of one.

You must use masa harina as cornmeal will not work.


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  1. Mix the salt, masa harina and half of the water together to form a dough
  2. Add more water as required - you are looking for a stiff, pliable dough
  3. This can be done in a food processor or even better, use a breadmaker on dough setting. The Panasonic SD 253 and similar models have a 45 minute pizza dough setting that is perfect for tortilla dough.
  4. Rest for at least 1 hour then shape into 10 equal sized balls.
  5. Using a tortilla press or rolling pin, place a ball of dough between two non-stick sheets (Bake-O-Glide or similar) and press into shape
  6. Heat a frying pan to a medium high temperature (but with no oil).
  7. Cook each tortilla on one side for 15 seconds.
  8. Turn and cook for 45 seconds.
  9. Turn again and cook for a further 15 seconds.
  10. They should have brown speckles.

Serving suggestion

Can be eaten as they are, fried, wrapped around beans etc.

Use as suggested in your recipe


Add 1-2 teaspoons chilli powder and/or 2-3 teaspoons garlic powder to the mixture.

Chef's note

If you don't have a tortilla press, use 2 chopping boards or just two sheets of wood as a substitute. Place ball of dough between two non-stick surfaces such as small squares of Bake-O-Glide and stand on them!


See the Tortilla Press page for UK suppliers.

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