If there is a food for which the Mexican food is recognized that is the tortilla. A food that has become a lifestyle, since for Mexicans it is like bread... it is on all the tables and it is consumed all the time.
The tortillas simply consist of thin maize dough discs but in reality they are more than that. It is a food that has transcended in Mexico as there is no Mexican that has not ever had a tortilla in his hand, it really is the diet of the Mexicans.
The tortillas or tlaxcalli in Nahuatl, have been consumed in Mexico for millenniums. In fact there are ancient codexes where the tortilla is shown as food of the Ancient Civilizations. The tortillas are not only food they also act as economic indicators. If the tortilla price rises, something is wrong in Mexico. If the tortilla price goes down everything is great in Mexico.
About the Recipe
Making tortillas is easy, it is just a bit laborious to make the dough.
To make the tortillas is very important to use a tortilla press, in this way the tortillas will come out perfect.
This recipe can be made from scratch, by making your own maize flour that is used in these tortillas.
Among the cookwares that are used to make tortillas, 2 pieces of plastic are needed. These can be made with plastic bags.
The total preparation time is of , since the dough is left resting.