These are so easy and delicious you’ll wonder why you ever bought the processed ones at the store. Press or roll the dough as flat as you can for traditional wraps or tortillas or leave thicker for a more toothsome round. Theirs: 15 ingredients, 10 of which you can’t pronounce. Yours: 5 ingredients, 6 including love and elbow grease.
Homemade Wheat & Corn Tortillas
: Cowgirl Beans
Corn Tortilla Recipe from Maseca Instant Yellow Corn Masa Flour bag; Masa or Masa Harina is corn flour treated with lime made specifically to be used in tamales, tortillas etc. and can be found in the Latin section of your grocery store.
Traditional Corn Tortillas
- 1 cup Corn Masa
- ⅔ cup Water
- ⅛ tsp. Salt
Cowgirl Beans Flour Tortillas
- 2 cups flour (could be a mix of whole wheat & unbleached whole wheat or whole wheat & all purpose, I like half King Aurthur unbleached whole wheat white and half a mix of my own milled hard spring red and white)
- 1½ teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 2 teaspoons of oil or Earth Balance buttery spread
- ¾ cups of warm milk (almond milk)
- Mix ingredients thoroughly for about 2 minutes to make a soft dough. If it feels dry, add water a tablespoon at a time.
- Divide dough into 8-10 pieces, roll into balls and cover with damp cloth.
- Heat your griddle or a skillet to medium-high.
- Use a tortilla press covered with 2 pieces of plastic wrap to press tortillas. Alternatively, you can use two pans to press.
- Cook about 1 minute per side, or until bubbles begin to form and brown.
- Best eaten immediately, although leftovers will keep for a few days in the fridge.
- In mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and oil or butter.
- Pour in warmed milk, mixing until a sticky ball forms.
- With kneading hook, OR hands, knead for 2-3 minutes until firm and soft. Cover with a damp kitchen towel and let rest for about 20 minutes.
- Cut dough into 10 pieces, roll into balls and cover with damp cloth for 10 minutes.
- Heat your griddle or a skillet to medium.
- Use a tortilla press covered with 2 pieces of plastic wrap to press tortillas.
- Alternatively, you can roll into rounds with a rolling pin.
- Cook about 1-2 minutes per side, or until slightly puffed and browned.
- Eat immediately, or cover with damp towel in the oven or microwave.
- Leftovers will keep for a few days in the fridge. You can zap in microwave, but best reheated in a pan.