How To Make Tortillas for Cinco de Mayo

It’s Cinco de Mayo – time to learn how to make tortillas.

How To Make Tortillas

Let me share how you can do it at home. Then, you can see Hunter’s Spanish class making tortillas. Of course, Hunter’s tortillas were great because my friend, Abigail, guided them along. Abigail is a pro, making tortillas for 25 years.

Corn Tortilla Recipe - SuppliesYou’ll need to buy some Maseca. If you can get your hands on a tortilla press, that will help. Abigail got one for me when she was in Mexico one year. If you don’t have a tortilla press, use a rolling pin.

Corn Tortilla Recipe - mesaSo simple…add water to the mix (1 cup Maseca to 2/3 cup water & 1/8 tsp salt)

Corn Tortilla Recipe - mixI followed Abigail’s example and mixed it together with my hands. You dough should be the consistency of soft play doh. Mine was a little dry, so I added water (1 tablespoon at a time)

Corn Tortilla Recipe - On pressCut wax paper in a circle, the same size as your tortilla press. Roll your dough into a ball and place on tortilla press.

How To Make Tortillas - Press HardPress firmly on your tortilla press. Your tortilla should be thin.

How To Make Tortillas - peelOpen the tortilla press and peel the wax paper away from the tortilla. Now you are ready to cook on a skillet. You can see Abigail cooking below.

Hunter’s Spanish class going through these steps to make their own tortillas.

How To Make Tortillas - Ball How to Make Tortillas - Press

How To Make Tortillas - Hunter How To Make Tortillas - Fold

How to Make Tortillas - Class

Yummy…warm corn (homemade) tortillas. I have a little dough left, so I’m heading downstairs to make a few more tortillas for dinner tonight. I’ll heat up some beans and rice to make a meal.

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How To Make Tortillas - Cinco de Mayo

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