Corn Tortillas

Recipe by Roosie
READY IN: 1hr 35mins




  • Mix flour and salt, then add warm water.
  • Knead until a soft dough forms, adding more water or flour as needed.
  • Tightly wrap dough in plastic wrap and let sit for 10-30 minutes.
  • Divide dough into about 16 balls, about 1/2-inch in diameter each.
  • Place each ball between 2 sheets of plastic wrap or waxed paper and roll into 5-inch round using a rolling pin, heavy flat-bottomed pan or tortilla press (available at cooking. com[http://www. cooking. com/products/shprodde. asp? SKU=116136]).
  • If the edges of the tortilla are uneven and crumbly, the dough needs a little more water.
  • If the dough sticks to the waxed paper and it is very soft, add a few tablespoons of flour.
  • Repeat with remaining dough, leaving each tortilla between the sheets of waxed paper.
  • Heat an ungreased cast iron griddle or large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Peel off the top sheet of waxed paper and invert the tortilla into the hot pan, quickly and carefully peel off remaining wax paper.
  • Cook tortilla until stiffened, about 30 seconds; turn for 1 minute or until it is lightly browned, then turn to the first side for 30 seconds.
  • The cooking time for each tortilla should be less than 2 minutes, do not cook until crispy.