How to Make Your Own Tortillas with Corn Flour

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by | Updated: May 2nd, 2017

You know those white flour tortillas sitting in your pantry? Toss them straight into the trash. They are not worthy of your plate or your tummy. On your next taco night, use this recipe to make your own authentic tortillas! The dough will need to sit for an hour, but once it’s ready, each flatbread only takes about 2 minutes to cook. Bonus? The main ingredient is masa harina, a flour made from dried corn kernels that is often used in tamales and other Latin American favorites. Are you ready to fiesta?

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How to Make Your Own Tortillas with Corn Flour

Serves 12


2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Masa Harina Golden Corn Flour
1-½ cups hot water
½ tsp. sea salt


  1. In a large bowl, mix corn flour and salt. Slowly mix in water to form a firm dough. The dough should not be dry or sticky. Add more water if necessary. Cover bowl with damp towel and set aside for about an hour.
  2. Preheat griddle or other flat pan.
  3. Scoop out dough into 2-inch balls and place between two pieces of waxed paper. Press to flatten dough into 6-inch discs.
  4. One at a time, place each on heated griddle and cook for about 1 minute, until the top is almost cooked. Turn over tortilla and cook for one more minute on the other side.

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