What better way to start the Tortilla Channel than with a how to make corn tortillas 3 ingredients and gluten free recipe. It only takes 3 ingredients. The tortilla is the base of he Mexican kitchen but also an egg dish in the Spanish kitchen. I have found that just about any culture or kitchen has it’s own version of the tortilla. It may have a different name but you can’t go wrong with a “tortilla”. Do you want to know how to make corn tortillas 3 ingredients and gluten free? Lets get started!
I always used store bought tortillas thinking it would be either to difficult or take to much time to make them from scratch. Until I found how easy it is to make my own corn tortillas. Ok they may not look the same as store bought tortillas or taste the same (home made taste better in my opinion). The best part is you can use them as a base for other recipes think tacos or tortilla chips.
So what do you need to make this recipe? For corn tortillas you have to use special corn flour which is called Masa Harina. You should not confuse it with polenta flour or cornstarch. Masa Harina can be white or yellow. I bought the white variety but the yellow is even nicer with the happy color.
As soon as you open the package it smells like taco, making preparing so much more fun. I found the flower online and it is also available in several varieties at Amazon.com.
Besides the right flour it is also important to have a tortilla press or use a rolling pin. Put some plastic between the press and remove the dough as soon as you have pressed else it can be more difficult to get the tortilla from the plastic. Either lay them apart or press the tortilla just before you put the tortilla in a hot pan.
To bake the tortilla you do not need any baking product. Just heat a pan to high heat and put a tortilla in the pan. Bake for about 1 minute and turn the tortilla to bake the other side for a minute as well. Store in a clean kitchen towel to keep warm.
How to make Corn Tortillas 3 ingredients and gluten free
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Serve immediately or let it cool and store in the fridge for up to one week. When storing in the refrigerator put the corn tortillas in an air tight container.
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How to make corn tortillas 3 ingredients and gluten free? You can find it in this recipe here. These are delicious. So let's get started!
- 2 cups of Masa Harina
- 1½ cups of hot water
- 1 teaspoon of salt
Put the 2 cups of Masa Harina in a bowl
Add the salt to the bowl and stir thoroughly
Add 1 cup of hot water and stir again with a wooden spoon before adding the additional ½ cup of hot water
Knead the dough into a consistent ball
Cover with a clean kitchen towel
Rest the dough for 1 hour
Create balls the size of a golf bal
Heat a large pan
Cover the tortilla press with plastic and press the tortilla
Cook the tortilla on medium to high heat for about 1 minute until the tortillas get some color. Turn and heat the other side of the tortilla for also 1 minute
Store in a tortilla warmer or keep in a clean kitchen cloth
Make sure the water is hot to properly activate the Masa Harina. I use a non stick pan to cook the tortillas without any oil or butter. You can store the tortillas in a ziplock plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or longer in the freezer. You can heat them in a pan. Also in the microwave using a ziplock bag or cloth to cover them.
Calories: 50 Fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 11 g Sugar: 0 g Sodium: 38 mg Fiber: 1 g Protein: 1 g