Homemade Tortillas

by lifeundeveloped on February 2, 2012

Remember I made that “Kitchen Resolution” list a while ago?

Well the other day I was checked another thing off the list!

Sometimes it takes making a list for me to actually accomplish things.

Am I alone in this?

That would be homemade tortillas!!

With getting a brand, spankin’ new tortilla press for Christmas, I had no excuse NOT to make these.

I also have two bags of masa flour in my pantry at the moment.

Time to get cooking!

The whole process is pretty basic.

So basic, that I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to make these.

Combine the flour and salt.

Then pour in your water.

Stir for a minute or two until your dough forms.

Then divide your dough eight smaller portions.


Line your tortilla press with plastic.

Place dough ball in the middle and flatten.

All that’s left to do is cook the tortillas in a pan for almost a minute on each side.

See how easy that is?

Not only are these tortillas easy and delicious, but it’s awesome for my skinny wallet.


For the cost of a bag of already made tortillas in the grocery store, I can buy a bag of masa flour and make way more tortillas.

Are you sold yet?

Now what’s your excuse for not making tortillas?


Homemade Tortillas

by Vanessa Smith

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes


  • Instant Yellow Corn Masa flour, 1 cup
  • Salt, 1/8 tsp.
  • Water, about 2/3 cup


In a bowl, combine the masa flour and salt. Then pour in your water and mix for a minute or two until the dough comes together. Sometimes you might have to add a tiny bit more water if the mixture isn’t coming together and feels a bit too dry.

Once you have your ball of dough, divide it into about eight equal smaller portioned balls. Keep the dough covered with a damp towel as you’re working, that way they are sure not to dry out.

Line a tortilla press with plastic wrap on the top and bottom and place one of the portioned dough balls in the center of the press. Put the top of the press down on top of the dough and use the handle to press down and flatten the ball. Open the press back up and you should have a flat looking pancake of dough.

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and place the flattened piece of dough in the pan and let cook for about 30-40 seconds. Then flip over to the other side and cook for another 30-40 seconds. Repeat with the other dough balls.

Place the cooked tortillas on a dish and keep covered that way they stay warm

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Vanessa :-)

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Madonna February 7, 2012 at 12:53 am

These are on my bucket list. I don’t know much about Mexican cooking, but I am learning. Because I hate cilantro I feel limited. However, I love the hot sauce you use and am making friends with peppers,beans and rice. Can you tell me if these are the type of tortillas that you use for enchiladas or am I supposed to make flour tortilla? My nephew is crazy about enchiladas and I would like to surprise him.


lifeundeveloped February 7, 2012 at 7:05 am

Yes, you can definitely use these for enchiladas.. They are best with corn tortillas!


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