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