Homemade Corn Tortillas Recipe

Homemade Corn Tortillas Recipe
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The traditional from-scratch way to make tortillas is to buy field corn, soak it in slaked lime, wash it thoroughly, and then grind it by hand into fresh masa. In an effort to make this recipe accessible to everyone, I’ve called for masa harina. It will yield tortillas that are vastly superior to grocery store tortillas for relatively little work. Masa harina is a flour made from dried masa. You can sometimes buy fresh masa made the traditional way from Latin American grocery stores.If you find fresh masa, make sure you get it plain, not preparada, which is for tamales. Also check if it was made from masa harina. If it was, don’t bother. You may as well make your own. The Maseca brand is widely available and produces consistently good tortillas. I wish I could find a good organic or local brand of masa harina. I’ve tried a few other types and keep coming back to Maseca for its dependability.Adapted from "D.I.Y. Delicious" by Vanessa Barrington.  Click here to see the 5 Basic Kitchen Tools for Homemade Cooking story.