Corn Tortillas


Makes about 14 x 14cm tortillas
2 cups marsa harina (tortilla flour)
1-1/2 cups water


Have ready a tortilla press and a small plastic bag, cut open and halved corssways.

Put the masa harina into a bowl and stir in 1 cup of the water, mixing to a soft dough that just holds together.
If it is too dry, add a little more water.
Cover the bowl with a cloth and set aside for 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 150 deg. C.
Open the tortilla press and line both sides with the prepared plastic sheets.
Preheat a grille until hot.

Knead the dough lightly and shape into 14 balls.
Put a ball on the press and bring the top down firmly to flatten the dough out into a round.

Open the press.
Peel off the top layer of platic and lift the tortilla by means of the bottom plastic.
Turn it on to your palm, so that the plastic is uppermost.
Peel off the plastic and flip the tortilla on to the hot griddle.

Cook for about one minute or until the edges start to curl.
Turn over and cook for a further one minute.
Wrap in foil and keep warm in the oven.

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