Corn Tortillas

 From 'The Road to Mexico' by Rick Stein
Corn Tortillas Recipe Corn tortillas are an essential ingredient to many staples of Mexican cuisine, so the tortilla can make or break a meal. Whilst we sell a range of different corn tortillas premade, why not have a go at making your own: 

Ingredients Recipe
  1. Put the flour in a bowl with the salt.
  2. Add water, starting with 350ml. If the dough is still too dry to come together, add more water a little at a time until you have a soft but not sticky dough.
  3. Knead the dough for a minute or two until it is soft it is soft and pliable and forms a ball.
  4. Divide the mixture into golfball-sized balls.
  5. Place one between two sheets of thin polythene, then press it to make a disc about 15cm in diameter (Our tortilla presses are ideal for this step!) Repeat this step with the rest of the dough to make your tortillas; pile them up separated with baking parchment to prevent them sticking together.
  6. Heat an ungreased heavy-based frying pan. Cook the tortillas one or two at a time, until they change colour and start to puff up slightly (this will only take about 2 minutes). Flip them over and repeat on the other side, then you are ready to serve!
Check out the video below where we make our own tortillas to see just how easy it is: