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Make your own 15cm corn tortillas with this press! 15cm is the size of tortillas used in most homes for the tortillero basket, for tacos with big filling and quesadillas. The beauty of 15cm tortillas is that they are the most filling for least cooking, 2 -3 tortillas should be plenty for most people. At Cool Chile it is our favourite for home dinners and making quesadillas for hungry people.
Check out the last photo as it will show you the size difference to our Taqueria- style 12cm Tortilla Press'
Making corn tortillas is very satisfying, from mixing the dough with masa harina and water maybe with a little pinch of salt until it is soft and pliable, to the aroma of cooking toasted tortillas on a hot comal or skillet.
A 30-40g ball of dough should give you a 15cm tortilla, gently pressing once, rotating 180 degrees, then press again for evenness.
You MUST use two sheets of plastic film on either plate when pressing out tortillas otherwise the tortilla will stick to the plates. See the leaflet enclosed with your press.
Be careful when pressing out tortillas, as too much pressure will break your handle! This is why we advise you never to use anything but soft dough made from masa harina. Wheat tortillas need to be rolled out with a thin rolling pin as the gluten in the flour causes spring back and you need to press too hard.
These tortilla presses are rustic! the silver finish is not permanent, it is a protective layer for rust, there could be rough patches and bits of rust, they have come a long way! Give them a good scrub, dry with a cloth and buff with a little cooking oil if necessary, they can last you years with proper care.
Ground, nixtamalized white corn for making corn tortillas.An essential ingredient in Mexican cuisine, this nixtamalized corn flour is most often used for making corn tortillas but can also be used to make atole or to thicken stews. Try adding a a bit to corn breads for extra 'corn' flavour.
Nixtamalized ground blue corn for making blue corn tortillas.Naturally blue corn is nixtamalized to make this blue masa harina, use to make tortillas or tamales, the colour looks stunning with green tomatillo sauces or black beans.
Palm woven tortillas baskets. These palm woven baskets are traditional tableware used for passing tortillas around the table. Wrap warmed tortillas in a clean cloth and place them in the basket with the lid to take to the table, pass around as you would a breadbasket.*Please note colours and weave may vary.Dimensions: h: 10cm w: 22cm - Suitable for 15cm tortillas.