DIY wooden tortilla press
Half of woodworking with power tools always seems to be making jigs that help you make that actual pieces you want to make. Turns out the cooking can be that way too. So here is how today went:
4:05pm – Realize I dont have a dinner plan
4:10pm – Decide fish tacos sound good, but all we have are wheat tortillas. (ewwww)
4:12pm – Decide I need to try to make corn tortillas again (they didn’t turn out that great last time, crumbly and not thin enough).
4:13pm – Remember that I ment to go buy a tortilla press as some point, but never got around to it. Decide I could just make one (it can’t be that hard).
4:15pm – Start hunting for hinges
4:20pm – Still can’t find hinges…..
4:25pm – More boxes… (I really need to finish unpacking at some point)
4:30pm – Give up looking… no time to go to store… must make hinges… I’m nothing if not persistent (some might call it stubborn)
4:45 – Re-fall in love with my band saw
5:10 – Finish tortilla press, realize any woodworker in any 3rd world country would disown me!
1 3/4 cup – masa harina (any mexican grocery will have it, or you may or may not be able to get this at Walmart, depending on the demographics of your area)
1 1/4′ish – cup of warm water
1-2 tsp – salt
Combine ingredients adding just enough of the water to make it all stick together nicely without being gummy.
Cover dough and let rest for 30 min.
Roll a ball of the dough into a 1″ – 1 1/2″ ball (depending on the size of Tortilla you want)
Flatten and cook on an un-greased skillet or pan (I prefer cast iron over non stick for this) over medium high heat. Flip when it just starts to brown.