Hola amigos! How are you all this lovely afternoon? Are you ready for summer? I have 8 days left of school until summer vacation begins, woohoo!!
- 1 cup Masa Flour (instant corn flour)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup hot water
In a large bowl, mix together the flour and the salt. Add in the hot water and stir with a wooden spoon. A play-do like dough should form. Cover the bowl by placing a towel over top and let the dough rest in the bowl for 30 minutes (if you are in a hurry, you can skip this rest period).
Build a tortilla press (unless you already have one) using baking sheets, pizza stones, and/or pans. You will need a solid, flat base (I used a pizza stone) and a flat, heavy top to press it (I used a lodge pan but any pan will work). Cover the base and the top with a plastic bag (I cut a freezer side ziplock bag and used binder clips to secure the bag on the base and top).
Roll the tortillas into 12-1.5 inch balls. Place one dough ball on the base and press down with the top. This should leave you with a circular disk of 3 inches. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough until it’s about 1/8 inch thick. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Place the dough disks on a towel until ready to cook.
Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat. Once hot, place the dough disks on the skillet and cook for 30 seconds and flip over to the other side, cook for 1 minutes, or until side begins to brown. Flip again to the first side and let the tortilla bubble. Remove from heat and place it in a dish towel. Repeat with the other tortillas.
Serve the tortillas in any manner you desire.