Tortillas, Corn

1 cup Maseca (corn flour.  Corn meal/starch/polenta can NOT be substituted.)
2/3 cup warm water
1/4 tsp salt
1 tablespoon animal fat (lard if you have it, butter is just fine.)

Whisk the salt in with the corn flour and stir the fat in with the warm water to melt.

Mix for a minute or two. Form into a ball.

Divide ball into 8 equal-ish balls.

Line tortilla press with plastic.

Cover the rest of the tortilla balls with a towel to prevent them drying out and load one ball on to the press.

Give it a press.

Rotate it by a quarter turn.  Give it another press.

Peel them from plastic.

Toast the tortillas in a dry pan on medium high.  30 – 60 seconds on each side.

Cover in kitchen towel or tortilla warmer to keep warm.


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