I have been trying for some time to start making homemade tortillas. My first few attempts did not turn out quite right, but I have finally found a way to make delicious corn tortillas at home. When I started out I was using regular flour, which was probably most of the problem. Switching over to a corn flour that has been processed with lime has made all the difference.
Thin Sheets of Dough on a Hot Griddle
The dough for these tortillas is incredibly simple to make. It requires only three ingredients; Corn Flour, Water, and Salt. The corn flour must be processed with lime and not the kind you would use for making corn bread. Look on the ingredient label to be sure you are getting the right kind. Sprinkle a ¼ teaspoon or so of Salt over 2 cups of the Corn Flour. Pour in 1 ¼ cup Water and mix together. If needed add a little more water so that the dough sticks together, only a teaspoon at a time.
The way that you roll out the dough for tortillas will make a huge difference in how they taste. Place a ball of dough, just enough for one tortilla, in between two sheets of wax paper. Roll the dough out in a circle, as thin as you can. Stack the tortillas as you roll them out, keeping a sheet of wax paper in between each one. Heat a griddle on the stove with just a little oil to keep the tortillas from sticking to the pan. When the griddle is hot, carefully peel a tortilla away from the wax paper, being careful not to rip it. Cook each tortilla for 15 to 30 seconds on each side, flipping the tortilla as needed. When you start to see a few brown marks on each side the tortilla should be done. Stack the cooked tortillas between paper towels and cover with a kitchen towel to keep them soft. Enjoy your tortillas as tacos, burritos, or enchiladas. These Chicken Avocado Burritos would be especially good with homemade tortillas! Dip into a spicy Mexican soup or cut into slices and fry them for tortilla chips.
2 cups Corn Flour, processed with lime
¼ teaspoon Salt
1¼ cup Water
Mix together Corn Flour, Salt and Water. Separate dough for individual tortillas and roll very thin, between sheets of wax paper. Put a little oil on a griddle or skillet and heat. When the griddle is hot, cook each tortilla for 15 to 30 seconds per side, flipping occasionally. Stack between paper towels and cover to keep from drying out. Enjoy!
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