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Handmade Corn Tortillas

February 27, 2009

 

Starting to puff up

Starting to puff up

 

Mateus woke up at 5:41am this morning.  And good thing he did, because otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to start mixing masa harina and water at 6:15am to let it sit for 30 minutes before tossing the freshly made corn tortilla dough onto a hot frying pan.

This is perhaps the easiest thing I’ve ever cooked.  Two ingredients: corn flour + water.  Mix by hand, let sit, shape into balls, flatten, and heat.  It’s that easy.  The Joy of Cooking has a quick write-up on how to do it, but I also really enjoyed this post at Gluten-Free Girl.

The fresh tortillas right from the pan are so tasty.  So what did we have for breakfast?  Quesadillas!

 

Fresh and tasty with melted cheese.

Fresh and tasty with melted cheese.

Recipe follows… (more…)