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I Made Corn Tortillas!

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My birthday was last Wednesday and I had asked for a tortilla press because I bought a big bag of masa flour and wanted to try my hand at homemade corn tortillas. Well, I got the press and finally had a chance to make them today.

OH MY GOODNESS!!! There is not an easier thing on the planet to do than make homemade corn tortillas!!!!

I don't have the tortilla griddle thing (it is on my Christmas list though!), just did them in a frying pan on med-high heat with no oil and they cooked up just fine.

I fried them up a bit afterward and we had tostadas!!

I am soooo crazy about this and it is a GREAT way to save money and the whole family loved them to boot! The masa flour was about $3 for a 5lb bag (which will last for a long, long while). Just add some water and salt and you're good to go. A tortilla press is about $20 and absolutely works like a charm!

I figure it will double as a cookie press as well!

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Awesome! I'm going to check those out.


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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We have one too! It is amazing! I even made a lot of dough and froze it in little balls, so on a weeknight it is easy to take them out and use the press and then heat them up. We also have a pan (can't remember the name) and we love it! It is great for heating up gluten-free brown rice tortillas.

Kassandra


Dairy/Casein Free- March 2007

Gluten Free- May 2007

Soy Free- August 2007

Sugar Free- January 2008

Starch Free- January 2008

Egg Free (again!)- February 2008

Sulfur Free- May 2008

Dx'd Lyme Disease and co-infections- December 2007

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Wow, I might need to make them. I was going to Champps with my husband every Saturday to watch sports and eat their homemade corn chips. My health began sliding and I finally asked whether they used a dedicated fryer for the chips (I didn't want to know in a way, I loved them so much!) and of course they didn't, and did not seem interested in doing so. So that ended our Saturday routine but my health did improve once I quit poisoning myself, duh! Anyway, since we miss the homemade taste so much maybe we should try making our own, I always thought it would be too much trouble :P

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I'm so glad you posted about this. My mom bought me a bag of masa flour a couple weeks ago. I had planned on just using a rolling pin to make some tortillas for the first few times but never got around to it yet.

Glad they turned out well for you!


Joni

Dx'd with Celiac Disease 8/01/07

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MMM Congrats on the "score"! Homemade corn masa tortillas are so YUMMY!!! :P


Collette

Positive Bloodwork Oct 1st 2007. Gluten-free 3 YEARS Oct 1st!

Dairy & Soy free since Dec 1st 2007.

Potato free since January 3rd 2008.

Remaining Nightshades since April 1st 2008. Back on September 2010. :)

Developed Rice & Tapioca & Corn Intolerances...

NO Carageenan.

In a constant state of evolution... sending love! :)

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Well, I tried them tonight without the press. It was a little tricky, but they tasted very good. I made a huge batch of chili and wanted to make corn muffins but didn't have any corn meal. So I remembered the masa flour and decided to make corn tortillas to have with the chili. I ended up layering tortillas, cheese, then chili on top. It came out very well! The kids are using the tortillas as scoops in their bowls of chili...messy but fun for them. ;)

I think a press is definately needed. Some ended up thicker than others. Also they didn't seem to fold over as nicely as the store bought ones. Is that normal? I tried to wrap up some chili inside of one and it was very difficult to try and get it to stay folded in half.

Thanks!


Joni

Dx'd with Celiac Disease 8/01/07

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