Friday, August 26, 2011

Home made Corn Tortillas

Oh my! I just discovered that my home town has a mexican shop that sells tortilla flour and presses.  They also sell ready made GF Corn tortillas.  Thanks UK Gluten Free Blog for your posting!  Must make some pronto.  I haven't had a corn tortilla since Discovery started putting wheat flour in theirs, so about 4 yrs!! Okay so I could just buy tacos, but they aren't even mexican and are pretty oily and salty so it's kind of like having crisps for your dinner!  Authentic Tortillas are much nicer and healthier:

Corn Tortillas
2 cups Corn Masa Harina (specially treated corn flour)
1/2 tsp salt
1 and a bit cups of water

Mix the ingredients together, adding more water if needed to make a soft, pliable dough.  These quantities should make 6 tortillas - make into balls a little bigger than a ping pong ball.  Flatten each ball using a tortilla press with sandwich bags/parchment to stop them sticking - Otomi sell these).

Dry fry each tortilla until it bubbles and then turn over and fry until the second side browns.

Fill with your favourite filling and enjoy!