Corn Tortilla Recipe



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There are two types of people in the world; those that buy their tortillas and those that make them from scratch. Since you are here we believe you to be in the second group. Congratulations!

Corn Tortilla Ingredients And Equipment

Corn Tortilla Ingredients And Equipment

Corn Tortilla Ingredients And Equipment

For this recipe you will need:

2 Cups Maseca Corn Masa mix

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1 1/8 Cup Water

Tortilla Press, or rolling pen

Measuring Cups


2 Plastic Bags

Iron Skillet

Metal spatula

Corn Tortilla Flour And WaterCorn Tortilla Dough

Breaking Dough BallsShaping Dough Balls

Corn Tortilla Dough

First Step: Corn Tortilla Dough

First mix together for about 3 minutes, or until it becomes a dough ball:

2 Cups Maseca Corn Masa mix

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1 1/8 Cup Water

(If it is a little crumbly just mix in a Tablespoon of water)

Then separate the dough into 16 equally sized pieces. Now you will want to form these globes into slightly flat little balls.

Rolling DoughRolled Dough

Removing BagRemoving Plastic From Tortilla


Second Step: Rolling, Or Pressing

Now there are two ways to do this with a rolling pin, or a tortilla press. We will show you both ways.

First Option

Place a floured (use Maseca Corn Masa Flour) plastic bag down on a bread board, put a ball of dough on top, then top this with another floured plastic bag and roll the tortilla out. Now slowly remove the top plastic bag, flip it over in your hand and remove the second plastic bag.

Corn Tortilla Dough BallPressing Dough Ball

Plastic Bag

Second Option

The Second Option is using a tortilla press. If you like this recipe and want to do this again I would suggest buying one. They are not too expensive and it is great fun for kids to make tortillas using a press. They will have fun "Pressing" the tortillas for you.

Ok first you will need to lay a plastic bag down on the inside of the press, then flour it, put the dough ball down on it, put another plastic bag on top of it and then close the lid and press the handle down. Now flip the lid back and you should have a very nice round tortilla. Just remove It from the bags like I showed you in the First Option. Great Job! I have to admit I think it's kind of fun.

Corn Tortilla PressPressing

Raw Corn Tortilla With Plastic Bags

Pressing Corn Tortillas

BadGood Raw Corn Tortilla

Mess Up?

Mess Up?

Now, I don't know who you are, or where you are, but I know you are out there, and you did not listen when I told you to use the bag! Yes, you have a hopeless mess. Now go back and do it right. You must put a bag (or wax paper) on the press, or the dough will stick to it.

CookingCorn Tortilla Cooking

Flippin Corn TortillaFlipped Corn Tortilla


Third Step: Cooking

Now, it is time to cook your tortillas. Put the Skillet on a burner that is set at medium heat. Then, quickly flop your tortilla on the skillet. Once you begin to see some bubbles appear, take your spatula and flip it over and let it cook on the other side. Once the other side is a little brown just remove it from the burner, and place it to the side.

Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas

You did it! Great for you! You have successfully made corn tortillas!

When ever you are ready to use them, make sure you remember to soft fry them before serving.


For instructions on soft frying them, visit our: Soft Taco Recipe page.

Click Here For: Corn Tortilla Serving Tips


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