Corn Tortillas (GF, V)


  • 2 cups masa harina flour
  • Salt
  • 1 T oil
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups warm water

Special tools:

  • Large frying pan
  • Rolling pin or tortilla press
  • Optional scale


  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the masa harina flour, salt, and oil.
  2. Warm up about 1 – 1 1/2 cups water in the microwave or on the stove until it is just warm but not too hot to touch.
  3. Slowly add in the water while mixing until it becomes a dough ball.
  4. Knead for 2-3 minutes to incorporate.
  5. Cover and let sit for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Break off a piece of dough and either roll it out in between two pieces of parchment paper or use your tortilla press. Roll it out to the thickness of less than a penny.
  7. Depending on how much you broke off, add more or take some off of the tortilla that you pressed to make it your desirable size.
  8. Once you have the size that you want for one tortilla, weigh the one tortilla.
  9. Separate the rest of the dough into balls the same weight as your first.
  10. Roll or press all of the remaining tortillas.
  11. Cover with a towel so not to dry out.
  12. Heat up a cast iron or nonstick pan over high heat.
  13. Add a little oil to the pan and add your first tortilla from the stack.
  14. Cook on one side until there are large bubbles in the tortilla and is slightly browned.
  15. Flip over and repeat the process until browned.
  16. Place on a plate covered with a towel. Cover it with another towel.
  17. Repeat the cooking process until all are cooked.

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