Step by Step Mexican Corn Tortilla

Step by Step Mexican Corn Tortilla

Ah reebah ah reebah!

It’s time for some DIY Mexican Corn Tortillas!

Tortilla Stack

Tortilla Stack

This is a “step by step” DIY for the tastiest easiest Gluten Free, Vegan tortilla you will ever make.

We have been eating a lot of Mexican food in the Gourmet household. I have managed to get everyone working on a Mexican food processing line making the tortilla’s and the guacamole.  So far we haven’t even had a Mexican stand off!  I think it’s because everyone knows the food is delish!

Tortilla and Lime

Tortilla and Lime

We’ve made the Mexican Corn Tortillas a few times now and we’ve had resounding success each time. Given this recipe makes some amazing tortilla and soft taco’s I thought I should share it with readers. It’s almost too simple to blog about!

If you are located in Coffs Harbour or Lismore the best place to source the flour and tortilla press is Affordable Whole Foods. The price of their press is LESS than the ones we saw in Mexico! Can you believe it! I love shopping local.

Tortilla Press

Tortilla Press

Mr GG has put together a quick YouTube of the process. Take a look, you won’t believe how much fun they are to make. Even Anais is Pressing out the tortilla as quickly as I can cook them up!

Masa Lista (Corn Flour)

Masa Lista (Corn Flour)

Another important detail, most recipes will use Masa Harina flour in the dough. In Australia Masa Lista is more readily available. Masa Lista produces delicious Mexican tortilla with an authentic flavour and is generally softer than those made with Masa Harina flour. The Masa Harina is more course and more yellow in colour. Either flour will make a delicious tortilla, but I hear the Lista variety is more easy to work with and makes a softer tortilla.

Step by Step Mexican Corn Tortilla
Recipe Type: Basic
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Julie
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 20
A quick Gluten Free Corn Tortilla Wrap that is amazing paired with so many flavours.
  • 2 cups masa lista (corn meal flour)
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water
  • 2 Tbs oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl and kneed for 3-5 minutes until the dough is cohesive and supple.
  2. Add a little more water if it does not form a ball easily.
  3. If the dough ball is sticky add more masa lista.
  4. Rest the dough for 10 minutes.
  5. Roll the dough into plum size balls.
  6. Once all the dough is rolled, prepare the tortilla press by lining it with a piece of plastic or baking paper on the top and bottom.
  7. Heat a pan without oil ready for the tortilla.
  8. Taking a dough ball, place it in the centre of the press and squeeze to flatten.
  9. Cook the tortilla in the pan on a medium heat.
  10. Once cooked place the tortilla on a tea towel, cover and cook the remaining dough balls.

There are a few tricks to the tortilla making which are easily described in just 1 quick minute in this Youtube.

…if you didn’t have time to watch the video please remember;

  1. The press makes things super simple and costs about $20. (It’s cheap and easy and can be used for Indian nan bread, tortilla, taco and really any pastry you want thin and circular.)
  2. Make sure you line any squishing device, including the press, with either plastic wrap or baking paper to stop it sticking.
  3. No oil on the frying pan!
  4. Cover the dough and the tortilla to stop them drying out.
Tortilla Wrap

Tortilla Wrap

So I hope you give this Corn Tortilla Recipe a try! They are super tasty and super easy!

Take a look at these Instagram preview followers commented on. Recipes have to get a few trial runs before they are published on GG.

Mexican Tortilla

Mexican Tortilla

I will have a few lush fillings for these tortilla’s in upcoming stories.

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  1. Fantastic!

  2. I do love Mexican and it’s a shame there aren’t more Mexican restaurants close to where I live – we have to travel afar to get good Mexican. I love your tortilla press! What a cool gadget xx

  3. What a great tortilla press! There is nothing better than a warm freshly made tortilla.

  4. Homemade corn tortillas? SO love this idea, I have never tried it, because it seems so complicated πŸ˜€

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. Last year I bought the American electric tortilla maker and had it shipped over. Plugged it in to American power and was so eager to see the finished product. The first one exploded. So did the second and then the third. John kept saying I wasn’t following the directions, obviously. So he tried it and his first one exploded and his second. Then I threw the damn thing in the rubbish.

    I need a decent press like this and cook them in a pan. I love how these look.

  6. Sadly we can get neither of these flours here. I so would love to try and make these. Have a super weekend πŸ™‚

  7. Quite simply divine! Like Tandy said, sadly we don’t get the flour here.
    Have a beautiful weekend Julie.
    πŸ™‚ Mandy xo

  8. Just love corn tortillas. Its so nice to make your own there is nothing like it

  9. These look great. Fresh tortillas make such a difference!

  10. Oh, I didn’t know you could buy Masa in Australia- thanks for the heads up. They sell Masa in most So California supermarkets and I’ve been making some tamales recently. Your tortillas look great!

  11. I always buy tortillas but you make them look so easy to make! I’ll have to give this a go πŸ™‚

  12. Thanks for this recipe Julie. Corn tortillas are my favourite but I’ve never made them. My husband usually makes flour tortillas.

  13. These look awesome, Julie! We’ve been making our own faux tortillas with regular flour, which are ace, but I love a gluten free option. I am totes going to ask Santa for a tortilla press. I’ve never seen the corn flour before, where do you buy it?

    • I got the press and the flour at a bulk health food shop in Coffs. I’m sure if you google it there will be online available if it’s not local to you

      • That shop that you are talking about is able to post Australia wide. I think their website is

        • That’s correct Zac, the shop was still getting their online store up and running when I wrote the story so I am pleased you have updated the information.

  14. Cool cool cool! I am literally jumping up and down with excitement – I never in a million years thought to make my own tortillas until I read this! I don’t have a press but I use a method using a very heavy heated skillet to press down on flatbreads in another skillet which I think will produce a similar result for this! I really want to try this! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  15. Oh yummy Julie! I NEED one of those presses now for sure πŸ™‚ x

  16. I really enjoy the video ! It’s fun ! Anais is doing like a chef πŸ™‚ Good job in family, looks very tasting and nice πŸ˜‰

  17. We used to be able to find decent tortillas at the market, but not anymore. I love the idea of making my own. Yours look perfect!!

  18. Yikes! My wish list for Santa has now added another item – a tortilla press! Your recipe looks relish, Julie =)


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