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Tortilla Press

tortilla press

Sure you can buy corn tortillas everywhere. In Los Angeles, if you go down to the Grand Central Market, you can even watch them being made by the thousands on a Rube Goldberg-like machine carefully watched by a few operators. And, if you buy them hot off the press (so to speak) and rush home and eat them - well they taste pretty good. So why are we offering a humble tortilla press so you can make tortillas at home? Because there is a certain joy in making a tortilla by yourself. There are more important reasons. Tortillas made fresh and quickly eaten are better than reheated store-bought ones. Also, most tortillas bought in the supermarket are a bit stale. In short - nothing compares to a freshly made tortilla.

Making a good corn tortilla takes practice. Begin with a simple recipe. We recommend using Instant Corn Masa Mix made by Azteca Milling L. P. The recipe they give uses 2 cups Masa mix and 1-1/8 cups water. Mix thoroughly for 2-3 minutes until the dough forms a firm ball. Divide dough into 16 small balls; place each between two sheets of waxed paper and press in our tortilla press until tortillas measure 5"-6" in diameter. Carefully peel the tortilla from the waxed paper and cook on a very hot (440-480-degree) ungreased griddle for 15-30 seconds. Flip, and continue cooking for an additional 15-20 seconds.

Even if your tortilla isn't exactly round on your first few tries, the taste will exceed any reheated tortilla you have ever tasted.

Our six-inch diameter press is great for corn tortillas.

Tortilla Press - 6"
Product Code: G-280$24.00

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