Add the 2 cups of masa harina and 12 teaspoon salt to a mixing bowl.
1 cup flour. A great accompaniment to many mexican dishes they can also be deep fried to make tortilla. Corn tortillas are made with masa harina finely ground cornmeal and are very quick and simple to make. To make the corn tortillas mix the flours oil and salt and make a dough by adding enough warm water. No oil is needed to cook the tortillas and although it is best to use a cast iron skillet a comal can also be used thin round griddle like pan.
It predates the alternative wheat flour version of the tortilla tortilla de harina or tortilla de trigo in all such cultures as wheat was not grown in the americas prior to european colonization. Fresh corn tortillas can be stored in a plastic storage bag in the fridge for up to 10 days. Now start adding the rest of the warm water incrementally a couple tablespoons at a time and stirring regularly. Knead the dough well and keep or 12 hour.
Add one cup of the warm water and stir until all of the water is absorbed. Corn tortillatortilla flour tortillacorn tortilla. Or if you have a gas burner you can very carefully use tongs to place the tortillas one at a time directly over the flame. Reheat corn tortillas in a skillet or griddle over high heat until fully warmed through.
The corn tortilla is originated from mexico during pre columbian times it has been a staple food in north american and mesoamerican cultures. Microwave on high in 10 second increments until fully warmed through. Depending on the diameter you require for the dish roll out the dough into 6 150 mm. While flour tortillas are popular corn tortillas actually predate flour tortillas.
It will probably look like this. Diameter thin rounds with the help of a little flour. However the corn tortillas should turn light med light brown. Corn tortillas can be traced back to the aztecs while flour tortillas were not produced until the spaniards brought wheat to mexico.
To reheat in the microwave wrap corn tortillas in a damp paper towel and place on a plate. The water amounts are just an estimation as the temperature and humidity will always play a factor in the process. Or 225 mm.