How to roll tortillas without a press? Every weekend, families gather around the dinner table to eat and enjoy some good old Mexican food. And it is a great thing that there are many options for them to choose from.
But one of the most important aspects of enjoying a good meal is making sure that you have fresh tortillas for your tacos, enchiladas, or burritos. Read this article until end to know more about how to roll tortillas without a press. In this blog, we also have an article about best tortilla presses that you might want to read about it.
A tortilla press is a traditional device with a pair of flat round surfaces of about 8-inch plus to crush balls of corn dough in order to obtain round corn tortillas or flour tortillas.”Wikipedia.org
What is a tortilla press
A tortilla press is a device used to press the dough into a flat, circular shape. Tortilla presses are available in various sizes and can be used to make tortillas, tortilla chips, or any other flatbread. They come in different shapes and designs, with some resembling food processors and others resembling pasta makers. The most common form of tortilla press is the handheld model, which resembles a bowl.
It is usually made of cast iron and has a metal blade that rotates as it is rolled back on itself. This action flattens the dough. Sometimes, a second blade may be added to create a double-bladed tortilla press. Some models feature a removable base plate so they can be used for bread making.
A tortilla press is an affordable and worthwhile investment that streamlines making homemade tortillas.”Mackenzie Ryan, foodabovegold.com
What is a tortilla
A tortilla is a flatbread made from corn or wheat flour. Tortillas are made by pressing the dough between two flat surfaces. The dough is then cooked on a hot surface, usually a griddle or skillet. Tortillas are used in many different ways, and can be filled with a variety of foods. In Mexico, for example, tortillas are often served with tacos or other foods, or can be made into burritos or quesadillas.
In Central America, tortillas are often found wrapped around beans or meat and baked in an earthenware pot called a comal. Other common uses include wrapping sandwiches, serving breakfast items like eggs and pancakes, and using them as a vehicle for dips and sauces.
How To Roll Tortillas Without A Press
So, how to roll tortillas without a press? This is a simple, yet delicious and authentic Mexican dish. It is one of the most common recipes that is often prepared by all Mexican families.
The trick to making this dish is to roll the tortillas by hand instead of using a press. This recipe can be used for a variety of different meals such as burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and even enchiladas. Here are the steps to roll tortillas without a press:
- Step 1: Make the dough. This is the simplest dough I’ve ever prepared. Masa flour, water, and salt are combined (if desired). If your dough is too dry, add more water; if it is too moist, add more masa. Allow at least 30 minutes for the dough to rest.
- Step 2: Form the dough into golf ball-sized balls. Cover the ones you aren’t going to roll to keep them from drying out.
- Step 3: Use a big piece of parchment paper or two sheets of parchment paper to roll out the dough ball in between. If wanted, you may use wax paper or saran wrap instead of parchment, although parchment was the simplest to work with. The dough does not stick, and the parchment may be reused numerous times. Don’t allow the lack of a rolling pin deter you from attempting this recipe. In a pinch, a wine bottle (or other circular glass container) may be used as a rolling pin.
- Step 4: Once you’ve rolled out something around the size of a corn tortilla, use a plastic bowl as a “cookie” cutter to cut out the tortilla. Yes, everyone, a plastic cereal bowl (four for a buck at Walmart or the Dollar Store) makes an excellent tortilla cutter.
- Step 5: Cook each side of the tortilla for 30 seconds to one minute over medium-high heat. I used an electric skillet, but a decent heavy skillet would suffice. Cover tortillas with a cloth to keep them warm and wet until ready to serve. Store in a ziploc bag to keep for later.
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