Corn Tortillas

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Homemade corn tortillas are more flexible when folded than their store-bought counterparts, making them an excellent upgrade for your next Tex-Mex night.

Corn Tortillas
Serves: 15-18
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups corn masa flour (white, yellow, or blue)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon lime zest
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1½ cups warm water (1¼ cups for blue corn masa flour)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, stir together masa flour, cumin, salt, zest, and red pepper. Add 1½ cups warm water (1¼ cups for blue corn), and stir until a soft dough forms, about 2 minutes. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Roll dough into a log; divide dough into 18 equal pieces (15 pieces for blue corn). Roll each portion into a ball. Keep dough covered with a damp kitchen towel to keep from drying out.
  3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Place a small piece of parchment paper, wax paper, or plastic wrap on bottom of a tortilla press. Place one ball of dough in center; cover with another piece of paper or plastic wrap, and press flat. Remove from press; gently peel off top piece of paper or plastic wrap. Turn out dough into hot skillet, and peel off bottom piece of paper or plastic wrap. Cook for 2 minutes, turning every 30 seconds. (If tortilla puffs up, that is okay.) Wrap in a kitchen towel, and repeat with remaining dough balls. Serve warm.

 

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