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Homemade Corn Tortillas

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  • Author: Brand New Vegan
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8-10 tortillas 1x
  • Category: Breads
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Vegan


I've heard the hype for years, that homemade corn tortillas are so much better than store-bought. So this weekend I put it to the test ....  the difference is unbelievable.


  • 1 cup Masa Harina
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup hot water


  1. Whisk masa and salt together in a large bowl.  Add water and mix until a smooth, soft dough ball forms
  2. Knead for a few minutes and then cover with a damp towel
  3. Heat a skillet or griddle to medium-high heat
  4. Pinch a walnut-sized piece of dough (1 oz or 28g) and form into a ball
  5. Lay parchment or a cut ziplock bag onto your work surface or tortilla press and place ball in center
  6. Cover with more parchment (or ziplock) and gently press into a 5" to  6" round tortilla
  7. Carefully remove paper or plastic and gently lay the tortilla in the pan
  8. Flip tortilla after 30-45 seconds
  9. Flip again and cook 1 minute
  10. Flip again and press with the spatula so tortilla puffs up, 30 sec
  11. Fip one last time cooking for 5 to 10 seconds
  12. Wrap tortillas in a towel and allow to steam for 15 min before serving