Homemade Tortillas

The South Arm Community Kitchen is privileged to have Blanca to demonstrate some Mexican dishes.  Blanca made a fabulous meal of Beef Tacos with Salsa and Guacamole.  According to Blanca, such a meal is a staple food in a Mexican family and they can have this every day.

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The good thing about serving tacos is that everyone get hands on in assembling their own tacos.  It’s a fun meal to enjoy with your family.

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Blanca showed us how to made corn tortillas from scratch.  It is simple to make with a tortilla maker.  You get perfect round tortillas with a simple press.  Tortillas press can be found in Mexican stores like Que Pasa.  If you do not want to make your own corn tortillas, you can get fresh ready made ones from Que Pasa or other stores that sell Mexican food.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Maseca corn flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • salt to taste
  • about 1 1/8 cup water

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Blanca insist of using the Maseca brand of corn flour.  She brought the wrong type of flour which is meant for Tamales instead of tortillas but it still works.

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