Easy Essentials for Homemade Tortillas
Handmade and delicious, fresh, puffy corn tortillas are simple to make. Here’s what you need:
Above: Keep your tortillas warm in a clay pot, such as this Pomaireware Clay Tortilla Warmer; $32. The porous clay prevents the tortillas from drying out quickly.
Above: Corn tortillas are made from masa, a mix of corn and water. You can get fresh masa from Mexican stores, but you can also buy masa flour at stores like Whole Foods. The dough is a simple mix of masa flour and water—that’s all you need. Masa Harina Corn Flour is available online; $11.03.
Above: Once you have created your dough and rolled it into balls, they need to be pressed into shape before you put them on the griddle or in a hot iron pan. A tortilla press is not essential, but it is useful. Placing the dough between wax paper (or a plastic baggie cut in half) is recommended for easy removal; aluminum Tortilla Press; $19.95. You can also source a traditional wooden Tortilla Press for $25.
Above: Use a heavy pan like this Lodge Cast Iron Round Griddle for grilling your tortillas; $23.95. Enjoy warm with your favorite fillings.
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