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The Secret to Soft Flour Tortillas: Instant Mashed Potatoes

I love fresh flour tortillas, whether they're homemade or purchased from one of the local tortilla shops. But tortillas on day two are never as good. Either they get brittle or rubbery. They never stay nicely flexible. My secret? Add instant mashed potato flakes. The tortillas won't be weirdly soft or fluffy, just more pliable than usual on the second day. More

Flour and Potato Tortillas

I love fresh flour tortillas, whether they're homemade or purchased from one of the local tortilla shops. But tortillas on day two are never as good. Either they get brittle or rubbery. But they never stay nicely flexible. These do. More

Cakespy: Tortilla Torte

Composed of tortillas stacked over chocolate cream filling and topped with a billow of fluffy white frosting, this torte visually resembles fancy stacked sponge cakes, but ultimately makes for a very different dessert experience. The tortillas take a bit of getting used to—they will remain lightly chewy even when the chocolate has had a chance to set— but the taste sensation is unlike any other dessert I've ever tried. The floury taste of the tortillas mixes quite pleasantly with the rich chocolate-sour cream filling (which is also great by the spoonful) and the complementary tangy sweetness of the sour cream frosting. More

Tortilla Torte

Composed of tortillas stacked chocolate cream filling and topped with a billow of fluffy white frosting, this torte visually resembles fancy stacked sponge cakes, but ultimately makes for a very different dessert experience. The tortillas take a bit of getting used to--they will remain lightly chewy even when the chocolate has had a chance to set--but the taste sensation is unlike any other dessert I've ever tried, with the floury taste of the tortillas mixing quite pleasantly with the rich chocolate-sour cream filling (which is also great by the spoonful) and the complementary tangy sweetness of the sour cream frosting. More

Mexican Eats: Tortilleria Nixtamal

The tortilla is the foundation by which a taqueria is built: not just for assembling tacos, but for rolling flautas, frying into crispy mantles for tostadas, and sopping up stews. A better tortilla equals a better taqueria, which is why Tortilleria Nixtamal in Corona, Queens puts fashioning a superior version at the forefront of their efforts. More

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