Author: Simple Foodie

Corn Tortilla

Corn Tortilla

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Corn Tortillas Recipe. There is nothing like a warm handmade tortilla to make a Mexican meal special. Spread with a little butter or add some cheese and you have the perfect snack.


masa harina 2 cups
baking powder 1/4 tsp
lard 1 1/2 Tbsps
salt 3/4 tsp
water 2 cups


  1. In a bowl mix together the masa harina, baking powder, lard, salt, and water. Knead for 2 minutes until you have a soft dough. If the dough feels too dry add 1 tablespoon of water at a time.
  2. Heat an ungreased skillet, griddle, or comal over medium high heat.
  3. Take a tablespoon and scoop out the dough to form a ball that is 1 inch in diameter. Repeat.
  4. Line a tortilla press with 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Place the ball in between the plastic and press down with the press to form a tortilla that is 5 to 6 inches in diameter. Remove the plastic wrap.
  5. Place on the cooking surface and cook on each side for 50 to 60 seconds.
  6. Place a cloth in a bowl and wrap the finished tortillas to keep warm.


A tortilla press is required for this recipe.