Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas on a towel


  • 2 cups Masa Flour 
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 1/22 cups warm water


  • Add flour, salt and oil to a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Next, add the warm water to the dough and knead for a couple minutes.  The dough should feel like play-dough.
  • Set aside, cover with a damp towel, and let rest for 20-30 minutes.
  • Preheat a griddle.
  • Divide the dough into 16 pieces and form into small rounds.
  • Place in a tortilla press (see note below)
  • Press until the right thickness.
  • Place on the griddle.
  • Let the tortilla cook for about 1 minutes, then flip and let it cook for another minute on the other side.
  • Next, flip one more time, and press the tortilla with the spatula.
  • The tortilla should puff up, which means it is ready.  Cook the tortilla for a few more seconds.
  • To keep the tortillas soft, place in a damp towel. 


I find it useful to put a plastic bag between my tortilla press and the dough on both sides. It makes it much easier to peel. See my video for a demonstration.

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