Last year my younger son made fresh corn tortillas, which are NOT anything like the ones available in the USA in grocery stores. Those are plastic-like and not very tasty.
For Christmas I received a cast iron tortilla press, and took the opportunity to use it. The recipe is easy -- 2 cups masa, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1-1/4 cups water. Mix it into a dough and divide into 16 equal pieces.
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The "equal pieces" part wasn't as effective as I hoped, but it was close.
Place parchment paper on the press, center a ball in the plate, slightly flatten it, more parchment on top, then press:
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I screwed up several, but just roll the dough back into a ball and press again! Plastic wrap and wax paper can be used, but the tortilla peel off the parchment the easiest.
After that, cook in a dry frypan for 30 seconds per side, and keep warm. I covered the stack in a towel to keep them warm and from drying out.
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Mrs. WM81 was very pleased.
Next time I'm going to use the kitchen scale I purchased for the winery. Subdividing the dough made unequal balls. I'm going to make a ball that produces the largest tortilla, weigh it, and go by weight when making the balls.