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Need Homemade Tortilla Help

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homerandsatchi Jul 21, 2007 01:50 PM

Ever since eating here, I have been trying to make my own corn tortillas at home. Although they are far, far better than store-bought, they never come close to the soft, chewy moistness of the ones at Texanita. Does anyone have any idea or secret to a great homemade corn tortilla?

  1. Romanmk Jul 21, 2007 02:43 PM

    Fresh masa ground less than 12 hours ago.

    1. mizinformation Jul 21, 2007 10:43 PM

      I don't disagree with Romanmk, but if fresh ground masa isn't an option I've found that I need to add more water to the masa than the recipe on the back of the bag calls for. I'm not sure how much more--I just tried to make the texture of my dough look like what the woman in the taco stand had. I also try not to press them too thin.

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        bakergal Jul 22, 2007 09:33 AM

        There was a recent discussion here:

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/40138...

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