Awed by handmade corn tortilla May 28, 2008Posted by live2cook in Flat and Fried Breads, out of the griddle.
Tags: Homemade Handmade Corn Tortilla Masa Harina Gluten Free
Next to Indian Cuisine, the one that serves our palette with hot and spicy food is Mexican Cuisine. When I came across the two events, DK’s A.W.E.D and Beautiful Bones, I decided upon a Recipe that can hit both birds with one stone (Unfortunately, I missed one bird but would definitely get the second). The recipe called for nearly a Dozen of corn tortillas. Awed by the price for 5 pounds of Masa Harina over the price for 6 corn tortillas, I bought the flour to get my hand on corn tortillas.
The Ingredients to make corn tortilla are very few.
2 cups of Masa Harina
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup water
I mixed the ingredients and knead into a soft dough. Took a lime sized ball of dough and started to roll with my rolling pin.
I felt like the dough was laughing at me saying “Do you think you are going to succeed using your rolling pin?”. But not much familiar with Gluten free Dough’s language, I kept trying my way. It was sticking and tearing. I was reshaping and re-rolling.
It felt like the Dough’s hand was winning until I kept aside the rolling pin and started shaping it with my hand. Like an “Attention Seeking” kid when attended to… the dough started behaving. All it needed was some warm patting with my hand. I cooked the hand shaped tortilla on hot griddle happily.
I was awed by my handmade corn tortilla. How about you?