Homemade Corn Tortillas

Although buying them might be faster, I am not sure they would not be as delicious as these! Homemade corn tortillas for all you Mexican food needs!

Homemade Corn TortillasHomemade Corn Tortillas

Ingredients

2 cups mote de maiz (corn) flour
1 1/4 cups hot water

Preparation

1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the mote de maiz (corn) flour with the hot water. Stir until all the water is absorbed. If needed, add additional hot water by the tablespoon. Form dough into a ball and wrap with plastic. Set aside for 30 minutes.

2. Divide the dough in 16 equal pieces and cover them quickly to avoid the dough from drying out. Heat a flat skillet over medium-low heat.

3. Roll out one portion of the corn dough between two plastic bags (of course, if you have a tortilla press, by all means use it!). Peel off one plastic bag, cover the tortilla with your hand, peel off second bag and flip onto skillet. Heat tortillas for a couple minutes on each side, or until they begin to brown slightly.

4. Once browned, transfer to a plate and wrap in a clean towel. The steam will keep the tortillas moist. Continue to cook the rest, carefully covering the stack of tortillas as you add to it.

Enjoy with your favorite filling!

Yield: 16 tortillas

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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  1. February 11, 2012

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