Corn Tortillas are a must to make the tastiest Tacos, you can buy them ready made from the supermarket, or if you are lucky from a local tortilla factory, but still the best are homemade by you.
In Mexico mostly the tortillas are folded into a half moon and filled with meat etc, in Belize they are rolled around the filling, both taste great.
- Tortilla Press
- 2 cups Masa Harrina
- 2 tbsp Lard
- 1 tsp salt
- 1.5 cups water
- nd Add Masa, Salt and lard to your food processor and blitz well, in a microwave heat the water for about a minute you want it hot but not boiling.Slowly pour the water into processor while its running until a ball starts to form. STOP and remove, on a lightly floured surface knead into a ball, wrap in cling film and leave to rest for at least 30 minutes.
to cook your Tacos roll into a golf ball sized ball, take your Tortillas press and line with parchment paper or a plastic bag (the Tortillas are sticky) place your ball in the press and squeeze flat you should end up with a six inch round tortilla,
heat a cast iron pan or flat plate to a medium heat and pop in your tortilla, cook for about a minute on one side then flip. you should have some brown specks appear on the surface, make sure they are totally cooked and store under a clean t towel.
repeat until all balls are cooked. Now you can stuff with your favorite filling.