Fresh masa, where to buy (not restaurant Masa!)
I'd like to make my own sprouted corn tortillas, but soaking corn for a week sounds like a pain - is there anywhere in the cities that you can buy fresh masa?
1070 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Fresh sprouted or just freshly milled corn masa?
No idea where to find milled, sprouted, corn flour, however almost every grocery store has 1lbs bags of corn masa either in the "ethnic" food aisle (Rainbow, Cub) or in the baking aisle (Lunds).
I also have to think that most of the coops have it in 1lbs bags as well, if not in bulk.
None of these will have been sprouted or ground in-house though. Do report back if you find freshly ground (sprouted or not) though!
The masa you speak of at Cub is actually masa harina; I think the poster is looking for fresh masa, which is a perishable refrigerated wet corn dough for tortilla- and tamale-making. The masa harina is a dried version which has to be reconstituted. El Burrito Mercado has fresh masa, as do many of the Mexican grocers on East Lake Street. Your challenge may be to get it fresh enough - I have purchased masa which had soured in the past. It might be worth asking when they make it/receive it.
El Burrito Mercado
175 Cesar Chavez St, St Paul, MN 55107
Ah, yes. Masa and masa flour are certainly two different things. I did not want to presume she meant dough since no mention is made of the finished product (also, is masa traditionally made from sprouted corn prior to being milled/ground? I really have no idea)...Agreed though. Certainly a huge pain in the ass to make ones-self.
For the already-made masa I would try Gorditas el Gordo. They have my favorite (lardy!) in town and have a TON of it in a biggest mixing bowl I've ever seen next to the griddle. Failing GeG: Los Ocampo or La Hacienda have the fresh stuff as well and may sell it to you...or at least tell you where they get it if not made in-house.
2467 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55116