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Corn Dough

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Try this Corn Dough recipe for tortillas from the 'Mexico from the Inside Out' cookbook.
Corn Dough

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Use this basic corn dough for soft or fried corn tortillas, dumplings, and more. You can also add chiles, spices, and herbs for a flavorful twist.

Adapted from Mexico from the Inside Out by Enrique Olvera.

Ingredients

  • 1 Teaspoon slaked lime (calcium hydroxide)
  • 2 Cups dried corn

Directions

Dissolve the slaked lime in 4 cups of water in a pot and bring to a boil. Add the corn and cook for 45 minutes. Let stand for12 hours. Drain the corn in a sieve and rinse until the water runs clear. Grind to a thin and compact dough.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving303
Total Fat4g6%
Sugar0.6gN/A
Saturated0.6g2.8%
Protein8g16%
Carbs62g21%
Vitamin A9µg1%
Vitamin B60.5mg25.8%
Vitamin C0.3mg0.6%
Vitamin E0.4mg2%
Vitamin K0.3µg0.3%
Calcium6mg1%
Fiber6g24%
Folate (food)16µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)16µg4%
Iron2mg13%
Magnesium105mg26%
Monounsaturated1gN/A
Niacin (B3)3mg15%
Phosphorus175mg25%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium239mg7%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg9.8%
Sodium29mg1%
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg21.3%
Zinc2mg12%