Mexican Tacos or Tortillas

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Mexican Tacos or Tortillas


It's surprisingly simple to make tortillas from scratch. You'll need to pick up a bag of maize flour before getting started; you can find it at most supermarkets and of course at Mexican food markets. The maize is mixed with wheat flour (self-rising if you have it, otherwise not), seasonings, and hot water to make a dough. To form the tortillas, you simply divide up the dough, roll out thin, and cook in a dry skillet.


150 grams wheat flour (i used rising flour)
100 grams corn flour
200 milliliters hot water
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon garlic pepper seasoning
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 pinch salt


1In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.
2Make a hole in the middle and add hot water gradually, stirring with a spatula until it turns into a consistent dough.
3Sprinkle the work surface with flour and knead for 5 minutes.
4Divide the dough into 12 pieces (or 6 for large tortillas).
5Roll out with a rolling pin until they are thin.
6Heat a frying pan (without any fat) and place a tortilla at a time until the edges begin to curl for just a few seconds.
7Repeat the same operation for the other.
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