So yesterday I bragged online about my daughter making us homemade corn tortillas for taco dinner even though she was exhausted.
The story goes like this:
She worked all day and came home extremely tired. I was running out to Costco with my hubby before dinner and asked if she could make up the tortillas while we were out.
She pleaded with me that she was just too tired. My son actually offered to make them up if I would mix up the dough. I was running late so I just announced I’d simply make them up when we got home. They ARE easy, after all!
When we came home, the pile of tortillas, freshly made, were sitting on the kitchen table. My heart was so full and I had to share.
But now everyone is asking for the recipe and I’m always happy to share some new ways for others to be healthier overall. Creating foods at home instead of purchasing ready made foods is always a better choice! So here is our recipe and hope that you can enjoy it too. Please share with me how your’s turn out.
(I used to roll out homemade corn tortillas when I was younger, using wax paper and then cooking them on the stove…no more! Now, all you need is a handy dandy tortilla press. Order them online and you won’t regret it!)
3 1/2 cups flour (all purpose or whatever flour you prefer)
3/4 cup masa harina (you could also use corn meal)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup oil
1 cup warm water
Heat the tortilla press for about 10 minutes.
Mix all dry ingredients and then measure the wet ingredients and blend together. Knead a few minutes with your hands and form into small balls of dough. (size will determine size and thickness of your tortillas so you can play around with what you prefer)
Press the dough in the machine for a few seconds and let it cook on both sides for about 5-10 seconds and remove to a towel to cool. Repeat with the rest of the dough.