Corn tortillas (TM)

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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.

Corn tortillas (TM)
Cool Chile tortilla press
Servings:Serves 5 - Makes about 10 tortillas
Calories per serving:185
Ready in:1 hour 35 minutes
Prep. time:1 hour 20 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:21st April 2013

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  1. Place all of the ingredients into the bowl 10 seconds / Speed 7, then 1 minute / Knead.
  2. Rest for at least 1 hour then shape into 10 equal sized balls.
  3. 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
  4. Heat a frying pan to a medium high temperature (but with no oil).
  5. Cook each tortilla on one side for 15 seconds.
  6. Turn and cook for 45 seconds.
  7. Turn again and cook for a further 15 seconds.
  8. They should have brown speckles.

Serving suggestion

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

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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 each 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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