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Have You Ever Made Your Own Tortillas?


Last week I attended a cooking club hosted by six of San Francisco's finest ladies. It was a fresh Mexican meal with the highlight being piping-hot homemade tortillas.

I was incredibly impressed by the gal who made them and surprised when she told me they were easy to make.

I couldn't help but wonder why I've never done it! Have you?

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jenrik06 jenrik06 6 years
I made my first batch of floured tortillas last month. It's really no harder than making pie dough. Instead of rolling them out, I grab a small ball of dough, place it between two sheets of wax paper and use a large flat plate to flatten the dough...my version of a tortilla press I guess! lol
theamymking theamymking 7 years
Yes. And I rank making your own tortillas and salsas right up there with making your own pancakes and maple syrup. It's just as easy and a might cheaper - and you can have them just the way you want it, whenever you want. Good Stuff.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
I've never made them but I have eaten them.
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 7 years
No, I have never made my own tortillas. I live on the US/Mexico border so I let the people who know what they're doing make the tortillas and I enjoy eating them! I may have to learn soon, though because I plan to move out of El Paso in the next year or so. I wonder if they offer tortilla making lessons anywhere...
danielle854 danielle854 7 years
I would love to learn!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
I agree, flour is a bit more challenging to make. But still a quadrillion times better than store-bought. Although the raw store-bought tortillas are pretty good. And thanks Sonia! :)
Ales Ales 7 years
I live in Mexico so I don't have trouble finding them... but handmade tortillas are better ! flour tortillas are harder to make than corn tortillas ... for corn tortillas you only need some masa or Maseca (corn flour) and a tortilla press (or your hands !) FYI.. flour tortillas are more common in northern Mexico while corn tortillas can be found everywhere. I love both.
Advah Advah 7 years
I made flour tortillas the other day (I've been obsessed with breakfast tacos since I came back from TX, and decided to make everything from scratch), they were delicious! I followed the recipe I found on http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com (next baking session: savoury kolaches!), but I'd love to have more suggestions! :) Ah, Tex-Mex food. You stole my heart (and my stomach).
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I'd love to try it. I don't have a tortilla press, but the dough seems easy enough to make, so it's probably not too tough to whip them up yourself. Nothing beats the taste and texture of a fresh, hot tortilla.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Nope.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
Oh! And with homemade tortillas you get to roll them out into funky shapes! Mine are never perfectly circular. I actually made a few that looked like several different states. LOL.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
Always! Grew up with mi abuela y mama making tortillas for us children and I would always sneak bites off the balls of dough :) All hand rolled. Now I make them for the family, hand rolled as well, tho I have been eyeing my great abuelita's ancient tortilla press. Rolling by hand is such an arm workout tho, which I do enjoy, but the press would be faster. I have to by one of my own I suppose. I agree that homemade tortillas have such a better taste and texture than the premade store ones. Getting it warm off the grill is just so yummy. Love your icon bluesarahlou :)
wackdoodle wackdoodle 7 years
When I was a kid I did. Now I don't and I rarely eat tortillas now.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I've honestly never thought about trying to make tortillas...but now I'm intrigued! I may have to give it a go over the weekend.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
I can't remember the last time I bought pre-made corn tortillas. If you have a tortilla press and some masa, it's super easy. We're talking 2-3 minutes extra time. We cook the tortillas while everything else is cooking.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I just started doing this. They're super easy to make, and I like the taste and texture better than the store-bought tortillas, so I plan to keep making them.
rocketgirl rocketgirl 7 years
I've made them several times. I can't get them as good as Rosa's but they're WAY better than any I can buy at the grocery store, even in the Latino foods section.,
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years
i have never but I am interested in doing so.
zacatecanita zacatecanita 7 years
I use to help my mom make corn tortillas do she did not make them that often. Now flour tortillas we make more often, but i have never made them by myself until recently, and i will continue to make them because you can't find decent store bought flour totillas.
curlygirl13 curlygirl13 7 years
When I was a kid my mom and grandma would get together and spend all day in the kitchen making tortillas. This was before you could buy decent ones in the grocery store. Fresh, hot tortillas are sooo delicious but they are a ton of work. Rolling them out is time consuming and it's a work out on your arms. My grandma actually has carpal tunnel from years and years of making tortillas.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
Nah, and I probably never will. Buying them at the store is so much easier. I prefer to make a lot of things homemade, but tortillas are just not one of them!
kia kia 7 years
A tortilla press is one of the next kitchen items I want. We get great tortillas at the farmers market during the summer, but are SOL in the off-season. My mom made them infrequently when I grew up, but I helped out when we did. Pretty easy to make.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
nope - i've seen it done on the food network but i've never been inclined to do it myself.
becoming-brina becoming-brina 7 years
Kind of; i used to work at a Mexican restaurant and while i didn't make the dough, i would occasionally cook the fresh tortillas for fajitas (or a snack). The hot, fresh tortillas were sooo good!
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