The Homemade Pantry's Corn Tortillas


[Photograph: Jennifer May]

Moving from sunny New Mexico to New England, Alana Chernila, author of The Homemade Pantry learned very quickly that a good tortilla was hard to find. Embracing her inner DIY spirit she invested in a tortilla press and started pressing her own Corn Tortillas for a taste of the Southwest.

The recipe is simple enough, just masa harina and water mixed, pressed and toasted up in a cast iron pan. Once you make tortillas yourself you might not go back to the bagged version again.

What Worked: Fresh out of the skillet tortillas beat out storebought any day of week.

What Didn't: A tortilla press is kind of a must in this recipe, rolling these guys out by hand is pretty tricky.

Suggested Tweaks: Slice up your leftovers and fry 'em up for chips.

As always with our Cook the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of The Homemade Pantry to give away.

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