And there's a glimpse of tomorrow's post! I forgot to get pictures of the tortillas once they were cooked but before I put anything on them! I will leave you guessing. :) I really don't care too much for corn tortillas, if I had my way, I would only eat flour but I think there are a few things that require corn and so I conform. I have to say that these were the best corn tortillas I have ever had. I still don't know if they beat flour in my book. Maybe homemade corn against store bought (already cooked) flour tortillas, that might be a close race. If there ever is a race, I will let you know. That would be something to watch for sure.
I got a Tortilla Press for Christmas! (I know I have been saying I was going to do a post dedicated to some of my new cool things, but I haven't gotten around to that yet. Maybe I will just feature one at a time.) Using the press on the corn tortillas this week was successful. Now I just need to make it so with the flour tortillas. I tried right after Christmas and they were a little too thick. I am going to try a different recipe or two for that and keep you posted.
The corn tortillas were pretty easy and I think they would still be pretty easy even if you didn't have a tortilla press. You might have to use a mat and a little of the corn flour to keep them from sticking, or just have a spatula ready to get them off the mat. I used the recipe off of the bag of Instant Corn Masa Flour that I bought. If you have never bought it before, I found it on the baking isle next to the other flours and cornmeal. I used my food processor, but I will also include the by-hand directions from the bag even though I didn't use them.
Corn Flour Tortillas
2 cups Instant Corn Masa Flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cups water
In a food processor, combine flour and salt. With machine running, add water. If mixture is too dry to form into a ball, add more water a tablespoon at a time until mixture will form a ball. I added about 2 extra tablespoons and this is what my mixture looked like when I thought it was ready: It still looks slightly crumbly but when I squeezed some of it together it easily formed a ball.
Divide dough into 16 balls. It seemed like mine were about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons in size and I ended up with exactly 16. (How ridiculously lucky is that?!) While you are working, get a cloth wet and wring out excess water and cover dough with the damp cloth.
Tortilla Warmer, because I also got one of those for Christmas! What more could a girl want, right?!! It really worked well too.