First Make Your Tortilla

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Floyd's American Pie

By Keith Floyd

Published 1989

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All Mexican cookery starts with the tortilla. Buying them ready-made is simpler, but if you fancy having a go at making them yourself and can find some corn masa (speciality shops should have it), here’s how to do it.


  • 10 oz (275 g) corn masa
  • 8 fl oz (250


Mix the masa or wholewheat flour and water in a bowl until they form a dough that holds together. Divide into 12 pieces and roll each between your hands to form a ball. Place each in turn between 2 sheets of firm plastic, flatten with the palm of the hand, then roll out with a rolling pin, turning the dough over, still inside the plastic, until it is about 6