Corn tortilla recipe

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Corn tortilla recipe

Best recipe review

Pretty good attempt


Not bad. Never as good as the pre-made ones, which seem to hold up better. These taste really good though. Probably because there are no 'other' ingredients.

Paul R Smith
Servings:Serves 5 - Makes about 10 tortillas
Calories per serving:185
Ready in:2 hours 15 minutes
Prep. time:2 hours
Cook time:15 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:12th April 2013

Tortilla press

These delicious corn tortillas are easy to make, though best made with a tortilla press if you can get hold of one.

You must use masa harina as cornmeal will not work.


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  1. Mix the salt, masa harina and half of the water together to form a dough
  2. Add more water as required - you are looking for a stiff, pliable dough
  3. This can be done in a food processor or even better, use a breadmaker on dough setting. The Panasonic SD 253 and similar models have a 45 minute pizza dough setting that is perfect for tortilla dough.
  4. Rest for at least 1 hour then shape into 10 equal sized balls.
  5. Using a tortilla press or rolling pin, place a ball of dough between two non-stick sheets (Bake-O-Glideor similar) and press into shape
  6. Heat a frying pan to a medium high temperature (but with no oil).
  7. Cook each tortilla on one side for 15 seconds.
  8. Turn and cook for 45 seconds.
  9. Turn again and cook for a further 15 seconds.
  10. They should have brown speckles.

Serving suggestion

Can be eaten as they are, fried, wrapped around beans, salad, chicken, cheese etc.

Use as suggested in your recipe


Add 1-2 teaspoons chilli powder and/or 2-3 teaspoons garlic powder to the mixture.

Chef's note

If you don't have a tortilla press, use 2 chopping boards or just two sheets of wood as a substitute. Place ball of dough between two non-stick surfaces such as small squares of Bake-O-Glide and stand on them!


See the Tortilla Press page for UK suppliers.

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