Homemade Corn Tortillas Cooking with Kids
My child came home one day, super excited about a story he read at school! He pulls out his school book from his backpack, and shows me the page of the recipe.
He says, “¡Mamá let’s make tortillas!” It’s a short story from his school text book, and I can’t remember the story line but it surely made an impression on him.
Of course, I’ve never made homemade corn tortillas. So this was going to be a challenge especially since I didn’t have a tortilla press. So I improvised with two plates, and some saran wrap (plastic wrap). My sweet mom later on sent me a two tortilla press that I now use instead of the plates. 🙂
Here’s the tortilla recipe:
- 2 cups masa harina (traditional corn flour)
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 2 cups very warm water
- 1 tsp. oil
In a large bowl, mix corn flour, salt, baking soda, warm water and oil. Stir until dough stays together and does not break apart. Knead until dough forms a large ball. It should be soft and not sticky. Cover and let stand for two minutes. Pull off balls of dough, and roll each one into a small ball circle. Flatten with the press or (like we did with two plates). Heat a heavy iron pan (or an electric skillet). Cook the tortillas until both sides are golden brown.
Makes 12 tortillas.
I have to admit these came out yummy although the texture was just missing something…. but I’ll figure it out. Practice makes perfect, no?
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