Authentic Mexican White Corn Tortillas

NOVEMBER 10, 2020

Let's Do Tortillas Authentic Mexican Style! 

If you've been to Mexico, California, Florida or Texas, the Mexican's favorite spots outside their home country I'd say, you probably had the chance to try "Authentic Mexican Corn Tortillas". But let's start with the definition: A tortilla is a thin, flat pancake or flatbread made from maize flour typically served with a savory filling.

Thus, even though wheat flour based tortillas have become widely popular all around the globe, the original tortilla is made from maize flour, in particular white maize flour. White maize flour has a very distinct taste and is much less sweet compared to its yellow counterpart we are familiar with in the US and Europe.

A Native Mexican Will Tell You: The Classic Tortilla Is Made With White Corn Flour! It's not made from wheat and it's not purchased if it has a shelf live of over a month!

The Cooking Essentials To Make Authentic Mexican Corn Tortillas

Tortillas are actually super easy to prep and require very little ingredients. You need water, salt, original corn flour as ingredients as well as a a tortilla press to prep the thin tortillas. However, if you don't want to invest in a press, you can also use your classic rolling pin. 

Corn Flour (Harina de Maíz):

I purchased mine from a store called MexGrocer as they sell the flour comparatively cheap in large quantities. For a smaller oder quantities, Amazon and Rewe are also good choices. 

Tortilla Press:

This is my absolute favorite press. I promise, it will last you forever. 

Explore More Tortilla Dishes

Over the past years, I've experimented quite a bit with my favorite corn dish and realized that there are endless possibilities to give tortillas a nutrient kick. Here are some examples

- Deliciously healthy and protein-loaded Spirulina Tortillas

- The seasonal summer highlight: White Corn Tortillas with currants

Share Your Mexican Tortilla Love With Me

I hope you enjoy your corn tortilla party as much as I do every time I prep them for myself, my family and my friends. Like always, I would love to see your delicious result and repost it on my social channels. So make sure to tag me on Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook. Besides, if you have any feedback for me, questions with regards to the recipe or if you just want to say "hey", comment below or shoot me a personal message through my contact form

xx, Karo

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Authentic Mexican White Corn Tortillas
Tortillas are the base ingredient for tacos. The traditional white Mexican corn flour is so aromatic and distinct that you will never trade them in for a German supermarket tortilla after you've tried them once, I promise!
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      600ml Water (cold)
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      400g Mexican Masa (Authentic Mexican Corn Flour)
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      5-8g Salt
  1. Mix the flour and the salt in a bowl or on a large working surface and slowly add 400 of the 600 ml of water.
  2. Then, knead the dough. Gradually add the last third of water until you end up with a lump-free dough. Once the dough is ready, pack it in a moist dishcloth so it does not dry out.
  3. Thereafter, get your tortilla press and place two plastic sheets inside. I usually cut up a small ziplog bag to get two plastic foil pieces the size of the tortilla maker.Alternatively, baking paper also works amazing.
  4. Now it’s time to make Tortillas. Grab equally sized portions of the dough and form them into little round balls. Depending on your preferred tortilla thickness you can try to make the balls a little bit bigger or smaller.
  5. Place the first foil on the tortilla maker, place the dough ball on top, then place the second foil over it and finally close the tortilla maker carefully. Thats it! Take the flat tortilla out of the tortilla press and place it in a heated pan to bake.
  6. Place the first foil on the tortilla maker, place the dough ball on top, then place the second foil over it and finally close the tortilla maker carefully. Thats it! Take the flat tortilla out of the tortilla press and place it in a heated pan to bake.

Did you try it?

Leave me a comment below!

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NOVEMBER 23, 2020
Sound delicious. I have never tried to use white corn flour but I am excited to try it.
Karolin Baitinger
FEBRUARY 07, 2021
Thank you so much  Silvia

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