The maize tortilla is somewhat thicker and heartier in texture, while the wheat version is less easily broken, due to its elevated gluten content.Recipe Source
- 240 g German #550 flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 2 tsp Salad oil
- 180 ml Water at 45C/110F
- In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Add in salad oil till the mixture resembles cornmeal. Pour in water and mix till dough can be gathered into a ball. Place it on a lightly floured board and knead for 2 minutes until the dough has become smooth and soft. Cover it with a plastic wrap and let rest for 15 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 9 even portions. Cover and set aside for a further 20 minutes. Dust the work surface with flour. Pat each of dough into a circle and roll out the tortilla, working from the center out, until you have an 8-inch tortilla.
- Heat up a skillet until very hot. Place in the tortilla and cook until it begins to blister. Allow it cook for 20 seconds, flip and let the other side cook for another 20 seconds. Once they are done it should have lots of nice brown speckles. Remove the tortilla and wrap it in a napkin. Repeat until all tortillas are cooked.