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Homemade tortillas with blue corn masa harina? Help needed!

Good to know, thank you so much!

Sep 20, 2011
camille7 in Home Cooking

Homemade tortillas with blue corn masa harina? Help needed!

Hi all!

I've purchased a tortilla press and some blue corn masa harina to make tortillas for the first time.

I've looked at recipes and videos online, but I couldn't get my own dough to take on the pliable, "play-doh" consistency that seems to be the target texture.

It was not cohesive at all, a bit like working with wet sand, and it either felt way too sticky to shape into balls, or, when I added more masa harina, the flattened rounds would just fall into pieces when I tried to transfer them to my cast-iron skillet.

All of the recipes and videos I saw called for white corn masa harina though, so I wonder if the blue corn masa harina is not the right one to make tortillas? Or should I use a mix of white and blue?

Experienced Mexican cooks, I'd love to hear your thoughts! Many thanks in advance.

Sep 20, 2011
camille7 in Home Cooking