Easy Homemade Corn Tortillas

Making your own tortillas is easy, fun and results in the most deliciously fresh tortillas you could ask for. Want to push the envelope on fresh and delicious? Grind your own masa!

Fresh ground Masa

I picked up some dried hominy at the discount food store for about 50 cents a pound and let the WonderMill do its thing between the pastry and bread settings. The resultant masa was just as fine and fluffy, if not more so than the store bought stuff AND i know there aren’t any hidden ‘other’ ingredients tucked in.

IMG_2844 Fresh ground masa

To make your own tortillas it is helpful if you have a tortilla press, especially for corn tortillas. I got mine at a thrift store, so keep your eyes peeled! Grab your press, a wide pan, a little cooking oil and start brainstorming what you’ll serve inside your delicious homemade tortillas!

Easy Homemade Corn Tortillas
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 2-4
Corn tortillas are easy to make at home and don't fall apart as easily as packaged ones!
  • 1 cup masa
  • ⅔ cups cold water
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • optional flavorings: chilly powder, cumin, cayenne, etc
  • (Instructions for increasing or decreasing for more/less servings can be found on most packages of masa flour)
  1. Mix the masa with the salt and optional seasonings, then the water, blending to form a dough. Let dough rest, covered for about 20 minutes. When ready, form into 1½ inch balls, one at a time placing in tortilla press (sandwiched betwixed wax paper) and press flat. Carefully peel wax paper off of tortilla, not the other way around. If you accidentally break off a chunk of tortilla, just reform the ball and squish again.
  2. Heat two minutes per side in a hot pan on medium heat or until cooked through and slightly puffing off of pan. Place in a tortilla warmer or lidded pan (off heat) until ready to use. Tortillas can also be frozen.

What do you like to serve in corn tortillas? Fish tacos? Pulled pork? Fry them up and make them tostadas? Whatever your filling: Enjoy!

About Miranda @ Pocket Pause

Miranda and her husband recently bought a quasi-abandoned farm in Kings Valley, OR where they hope to create a sustainable ecosystem that feeds themselves, their livestock and their corgi, Pocket while maintaining harmony with the environment. Many drifts of blackberries and fields of scotch broom (filled with cougars) both stand in their way and inspire them.

Miranda is a freelance artist and natural soapmaker, loves gardening and cooking and reconnecting with old fashioned ways. You can read more about Miranda and her family's adventures (and follies!) at www.pocketpause.com

Grain Mill Wagon Experience: I was truly amazed by the efficacy of the WonderMill! It ground up small grains and large with ease, created smooth and fluffy flour that inspired me to get better at baking! I can't wait to grow a small crop of grains to harvest and grind myself to fully maximize my experience with the Mill. I look forward to many years of enjoyment!

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One Response to Easy Homemade Corn Tortillas

  1. Sandy says:

    About your corn tortilla recipe. Do you have to do anything to the hominy before you grind it? I thought you were supposed to soak it in cal or something first. I used my Wondermill for the first time this week. Love it.

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