Food is usually best when it’s fresh, and bread is the perfect example. Think of the wonderful flavours and textures you get with fresh bread, everything about it is more delicious and satisfying. Tortillas are no exception – they’re just flatbreads after all – easy and quick to make, and definitely best eaten fresh.
- 250g masa harina
- 320ml just boiled water
- 1 teaspoon of oil
- Start by pouring the oil and salt into freshly boiled water.
- Use a spatula to begin with, then get your hands in there as soon as the dough is cool enough to handle and combine.
- You’re looking for a uniform texture which is firm but rollable, moist but not sticky.
- No problem if it’s a little off either way, just add small amounts of water or masa harina until the consistency feels right.
- Let it rest for at least an hour, and that’s the dough done!
- To make the tortillas themselves, just shape into balls and flatten into circles using a tortilla press.
- Fry them on a high heat and don’t bother with oil.
- This is really quick. Approximately ninety seconds per side.