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Easy Essentials for Homemade Tortillas

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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10:04AM PDT on Aug 21, 2013

we do 2 parts masa to one part flour, water, and a dash of salt

10:12PM PDT on Jul 24, 2013

Thank you

10:57AM PDT on Jul 16, 2013


5:36PM PDT on Jul 8, 2013

I love that earthenware pot, it's beautiful!

9:09AM PDT on Jul 7, 2013

Thank you

9:10PM PDT on Jul 6, 2013

sounds easy and delicious but i don't need two more things taking up space in my kitchen...

7:39AM PDT on Jul 6, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

5:52AM PDT on Jul 6, 2013

Healthy I'm sure.

5:49AM PDT on Jul 6, 2013


9:40PM PDT on Jul 5, 2013

And they can all be hand made without these tools!!
Thank You

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