Preparation info

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      10 min

Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

  • About

Tortillas are Mexican pancakes made from very fine corn meal called ‘masa harina’. They are light and tasty, and when filled with the traditional bean stuffing, are known as ‘tacos’. They also taste great with a filling of Rictta, chopped spring onions/scallions and herbs. It is possible to buy tortillas ready-made, but it is more satisfying to make your ozon.


  • 225 g/8 oz/2 cups corn meal
  • 50 g/2 oz/½ cup wholewheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 165 ml/6 fl oz/¾-1 cup water


    Mix all the dry ingredients together and add enough water to make a dough. Knead for about 5 minutes, then refrigerate it for 30 minutes. Divide it into 12 and roll each piece into a ball. Flour your hands and the working surface with more corn meal and roll out each ball to a flat disc. Cook until pale brown on an ungreased skillet or griddle, turning once only.