We do a lot of experimentation here at Root Simple Labs. Some things work out and others fail miserably. I thought I’d periodically look at the projects that have worked in the long term, specifically from scratch. Call this the first blog post in a sporadic series about stuff that’s easy and economical.
Now you should be suspicious of any tortilla making advice dispensed by a gabacho. Let’s just say it’s easy and the results are way better than those dry tortillas you buy at the store. Some things I’ve learned:
- I have a cast iron tortilla press that works great but my Mexicano friends in the know suggested a wooden press.
- Making masa from scratch is a huge amount of work and I’ve done just fine with supermarket masa harina.
- As I like to measure dry ingredients by weight I’ve figured out that for enough tortillas for four people you need to mix 250 grams of flour with 300 grams of water.
- Cook as many tortillas at once as you can. I can do three at a time on our stove. Cooking one at a time takes forever.
Keep a bag of masa harina around and you’ll be ready for any tortilla emergency. In just a few minutes you’ll have healthy, tasty tacos and save money.