Easy Homemade Corn Tortillas

Ingredients

1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups hot water plus 2 to 3 tablespoons
1 teaspoon lard

Preparation

1
Mix the masa harina and salt in a medium sized bowl. Measure 1 1/4 cups of boiling water and the lard into a separate pan or bowl. Stir until the shortening is melted. Pour this mixture into the bowl of corn flour and mix with a fork.
2
When the mixture is cool enough to touch mix the dough with your hands. The dough will probably be a little dry. Add hot water one teaspoon at a time until the dough stays together and doesn't crumble apart.
3
Knead the dough for one or two minutes. Play with the consistency by adding more water if needed. What you want is a dough that is moist enough to stay together but not too sticky.
4
Shape the dough into small circles, about 2 inches wide and 1 inch deep. Place the circle in between two layers of plastic wrap or wax paper and using a tortilla press, press the dough into a thin circle. You can also use a rolling pin. Cook fresh tortillas on a hot griddle or skillet for 30 seconds on each side..

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You can substitute the lard with shortening or for a healthier version use olive oil.

Yield:

10.0 tortillas

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Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 10:02pm

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