After a fun afternoon at the park, I put the boys to work for our Cochinita Pibil dinner. They made the tortillas while I finished setting the table and plating our food. They did a great job!! And there's not much better than homemade tortillas.
- 6 C masa harina
- 4-1/2 C warm water
- 2 t freshly ground salt
- 2 T olive oil
- corn meal for rolling
- oil for cooking
- Also needed: parchment paper, tortilla press
Put masa flour in a large mixing bowl. Add water, salt, and olive oil. Mix in and let sit for 5 minutes or so. Begin working the masa with your hands to make the dough. Knead the dough for several minutes. If at any point through the tortilla making process the dough seems too dry or too wet, add a little more water or masa to the dough. Let stand for, at least, 30 minutes. This batch rested for over two hours while the boys played.
Take a piece of the masa dough and shape it into a ball the size of a plum, or slightly large golf ball.