How to make tortillas?

CORNMEAL TORTILLAS LIKE IN MEXICO

Gluten-free and a staple food in Mexico: tortillas made from cornmeal. In Mexico, these are made in small tortillarias tortillas and then sold on. When we discovered our love for homemade tortillas on our vacation in Mexico, I knew that a recipe for making tortillas myself urgently needed to be posted on the blog. In the pictures, you can see a small tortilleria that we visited near Merida.

HOMEMADE TORTILLAS MADE FROM CORNFLOUR

Unfortunately, there are no such perfect tortillas to buy in the supermarket in Germany. So far, I have only discovered ready-made taco shells made from cornmeal in the supermarket. But as an experienced do-it-yourself maker, homemade tortillas are no problem at all. All you need is the corresponding pre-cooked corn flour (not the standard corn flour from the supermarket!), Water, salt, and – optionally – a little lard or oil.

THE RIGHT CORN FLOUR FOR THE TORTILLAS RECIPE

Incidentally, the cornmeal is available in different colors: purple, white, or yellow, depending on the corresponding type of corn. In the pictures, you can see tortillas made from nixtamalized white corn flour. With a bit of luck, you can find cornflour in the Asian market,

IN THREE STEPS TO HOMEMADE TACO HAPPINESS

With the right ingredients in your luggage, it is then straightforward:

  1. Prepare the dough.  Measure out the cornflour, add salt, and mix. Add warm Water and knead until the dough is homogeneous.
  2. Shape and press balls. Preform the finished dough into small balls and press the tortilla press between two layers of cling film. Without a tortilla press, you can roll out the with a rolling pin. But if you want to eat a lot of tacos with friends. Investing in a tortilla press recommends Cook dough pieces. Fry the dough pieces in a pan with very little – or no fat at all – in a pan.

The homemade are ready to top with all kinds of delicacies.

My tip: it is essential to keep the finished warm – for example, by stacking them and wrapping them in a tea towel (the warmth of the other also makes them a little softer in the stack).

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