Monday, December 19, 2011

Homemade Corn Tortillas

Homemade Corn Tortillas

Have you ever looked at the ingredients label on a package of flour tortillas?   How about gluten-free flour tortillas? I don't honestly know if the long named items on the ingredient  list are bad or not, but I certainly can't pronounce them. Corn tortillas  have much fewer ingredients, but the store bought ones are pricey and a bit rubbery.

If you are like us and eat tortillas as an infrequent treat, you might want to try to make your own corn tortillas. If you are just making a few it literally takes 20 minutes start to finish and contains such simple and few ingredients: corn flour, warm water and salt.  Since we eat Mealpods most nights, spending 20 minutes to make fresh tortillas (while the Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potato Burrito Filling Mealpods are warming up in the oven) is painless.

I buy Maseca Corn Flour at the grocery store in the Mexican Foods aisle. You know you have the right one if it has the instructions for making tortillas on the back of the bag. You don't want to use corn flour that is not made for tortillas so make sure those instructions are on there.

Here's my kids pressing them in the tortilla press! The kids like doing them so much, that I've done it in art class for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. 

& here are the tools you need which are actually very cheap. You can get the tortilla press at a local Mexican grocer or here at Amazon. Same with the masa - if you can't find any local.

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