Just last week, I posted a recipe for Favorite Taco Seasoning Mix so I thought I would share my recipe for Tender Homemade Tortillas as well. I use a tortilla press when making these little gems. Cut a plastic bag down the side seams but leave the bottom of the bag intact. Use the plastic bag to line the tortilla press. This makes clean up super easy and will help remove the flattened dough from the press without breaking the tortilla.
Making tortillas from scratch is fun, quick, easy and economical. Keep a bag of Maseca or masa harina in your pantry so that you can easily make a dozen or so in a very short period of time. Once you try the tasty and tender texture of these tortillas, you’ll be so satisfied, you won’t want to go back to the store bought brands.
Tender Homemade Tortillas
1 3/4 cup of masa harina
1 1/8 cup of hot water
In a medium bowl, mix together the masa harina and hot water. Kneed until pliable and smooth. If the dough is too dry, add more hot water, until dough is easy to kneed but not sticky. Let dough sit for 30 minutes, wrapped in plastic wrap.
Preheat a skillet or griddle pan set to medium-high heat. Divide dough into golf-sized balls. Press each in the tortilla press lined with plastic wrap or prepared plastic bag. Carefully remove the tortilla from the press and place on the hot griddle for 30-40 seconds per side. Transfer to a plate and cover with a towel to keep them warm and moist before serving.