Vegan MoFo: homemade tortillas, step by step
A copule weeks ago we bought a tortilla press and started trying to figure out the whole tortilla-making scene. Our first attempt, with whole wheat flour, was laughable. We quickly learned that wasn’t going to work and bought some masa harina to give corn tortillas a try. Much better! It took us two or three batches to figure out what works and what doesn’t. Let me spare you that time.
Step One: you make the dough. It’s really that easy. Two cups of masa harina, 1 1/3 cups of warm water. Mix. Knead very briefly.
Step Two: bat eyes at Hot Vegan Husband. He’ll take it from here.
Step Three: Hot Vegan Husband divides the dough
Step Four: and slices it into twelve equal segments. Out comes the tortilla press.
Step Five: PARCHMENT PAPER. Don’t believe all the instructions you read saying to use wax paper. It sucks. PARCHMENT PAPER.
Step Six: Hot Vegan Husband flattens one of the segments slightly
Step Seven: and places it on the PARCHMENT PAPER on the press.
Step Eight: press.
Step Nine: remove the parchment paper.
Step Ten: cook over medium high heat on an un-oiled cast iron griddle, about one minute on each side.
And there you have it! A plate full of piping hot tortillas. The tortilla press is optional, of course. You could just use a rolling pin, or even your hands and a lot of patience. The Hot Vegan Husband is optional, too, but I highly recommend one. They make being vegan much, much easier.