Tortilla Press Cast Iron - 7 inch

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  • Cast Iron
  • 7 inch in Diameter
  • Product of Mexico
  • For Corn Tortillas
  • Prensa para Tortillas - Tortilladora
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Tortillas - Maseca Corn Flour Masa for Tortillas
Brand: Maseca
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CORN TORTILLA PRESS - Cast Iron Tortilla Press - Tortilladora

Tortilla press for flattening balls of dough into thin tortillas. It is made out of light cast iron and is 7" in diameter. Aprox. 4.9 lbs. Tortilladora. Prensa para Tortillas.

How to make masa and tortillas from corn tortilla flour and how to use the tortilla press and comal:

3 cups of Maseca Tortilla flour or masa harina
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 to 2 cups lukewarm water

Mix ingredients in a bowl with a fork. Gather into a ball, and knead dough until smooth and no longer sticky. Cover with a towel and allow to stand for 1 hour.

HOW TO USE A TORTILLA PRESS

To make tortillas, line the base of the tortilla press with a sheet of plastic wrap. Pinch off balls of dough from the masa. Center the masa on the lined tortilla-press base. Cover the masa with a sheet of plastic wrap. Lower the top of the press and push down the handle. Open. The tortilla will have plastic wrap on the bottom. Carefully peel away the plastic on top. Place your hand under the tortilla. Flip the tortilla onto the other hand so the plastic is on top. Carefully peel away the plastic. Flip tortilla onto a preheated, very hot griddle or comal. When the tortilla begins to dry on the edges, flip it over. Cook until the top begins to puff. Tap lightly with your fingertips to allow for even puffing and let cook for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Remove tortillas, wrap in a napkin or clean towel, and serve.

Video How to use the Tortilla Press & Comal



Use a Tortilla Press to make Tamales

Tip from Debbie McDade: We discovered how useful a tortilla press is for spreading the Masa in making Tamales. We make the dough then press a ball of it between 2 pieces of wax paper (which can be used many times). Then we remove 1 piece of the paper and lay it on the corn husks. Remove the other piece of paper and fill, roll, and cook. You wouldn't believe how much easier it is to make tamales!

Prensa para hacer tortillas - Tortilladora - Prensa Manueal para Tortillas de Maiz

Prensa para aplanar bolitas de masa para hacer tortillas. Tortillero. Tortilladora. Torteadora. Prensa para hacer tortillas.

LAS TORTILLAS

Para hacer una tortilla se toma la masa necesaria, se hace una bolita que se coloca en el centro de la prensa manual, encima de un pedazo de plástico transparente de 20 x 20 cm. (fig. 1), se le pone encima otro pedazo de plástico igual, se cierra la tapa de la prensa y se presiona: naturalmente, cuanto mayor sea la presión ejercida, más delgada quedará la tortilla.
Se abre la prensa y se quita el plástico superior empezando por una esquina del lado del mango. Se desprende el otro pedazo de plástico junto con la tortilla y con cuidado se voltea ésta sobre los dedos de la mano abierta, desprendiendo el plástico. La tortilla se extiende sobre el comal caliente; cuando empieza a inflarse se aplana un poco con la mano. Se voltea la tortilla tres o cuatro veces hasta que se dore en algunos puntos en ambos lados, y se coloca en una canasta especial (chiquihuite o tlaxcal), en el cual las tortillas apiladas se envuelven en una servilleta gruesa.

TORTILLAS DE HARINA DE MAIZ

Se puede usar harina de maíz nixtamalizado (MASECA), la cual se amasa con 1 1/4 litros de agua tibia por cada kilo de harina y se deja reposar. De 1 kilo de maíz se obtienen 1.500 gramos de nixtamal y 1.600 gramos de masa, que dan aproximadamente 50 tortillas de 14 cm. de diámetro. De 1 kilo de harina de maíz nixtamalizado se obtienen 2.250 gramos de masa y aproximadamente 75 tortillas.
Las tortillas recién hechas son más sabrosas, pero se pueden recalentar; en este caso, es conveniente pasarles la mano húmeda encima una vez que estén en el comal. Recién hecha, la tortilla presenta por una cara una fina, o sea una piel delgada que, para la elaboración de algunos platillos, se desprende en el momento de sacarla del comal.
Las tortillas del día anterior sirven para infinidad de platillos y antojitos y en este libro se dan varias recetas de ellos (chilaquiles, enchiladas, totopos, etc.) Y una tortilla del día anterior, simplemente tostada sobre el comal o la plancha, dorada y crujiente, se le denomina "tostada" y es el complemento perfecto de un buen guacamole o de unos frijoles refritos.

Product Reviews
Tortilla Press Cast Iron - 7 inch
$18.95
5 Stars based on 8 Review(s)
Barb
Wyoming
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

tortilla press
February 1, 2012

I think this is a well worth it item. made great works very well and cleans so easy.
Pros:
use parchment paper great
Cons:
used alone sticks

Tiffany
Marysville, WA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Perfect Tortilla Press
January 30, 2012

Once I got the hang of making the dough the correct consistency, making tortillas was a breeze. Nothing tastes better than homemade tortillas.

liora
4 Stars

Review for Tortilla Press Cast Iron
July 3, 2011

The tortilla press is pretty heavy and is a little hard to clean since the edges are not smooth. Its always a good idea to press the tortillas between two pieces of parchment paper. This makes the cleaning easier. For the price, its a pretty good tortilla press.

Del
5 Stars

Review for Tortilla Press Cast Iron
September 6, 2010

A great item. Very simple and very sturdy. Makes a very good tortilla.

Maria
5 Stars

Review for Tortilla Press Cast Iron
August 27, 2010

Good quality item, makes great tortillas or gorditas. Highly recommended.

Brian
4 Stars

Review for Tortilla Press Cast Iron
April 24, 2010

The tortillas are a bit thicker than store bought -- this made the hard shells I made a little too hard, but other than that its a nice press for the price. The Cast Iron handle feels like it might snap one day, but even if it does, its so heavy it would work until i got a replacement. Would have rated 5 star if it was steel ( 3 star if aluminum -- aluminum bends under pressure, get the cast iron) but I have not seen any steel presses. I would buy this press again knowing what I know now.

Anna-Mae
5 Stars

Review for Tortilla Press Cast Iron
April 8, 2010

I purchased this for my friend who was impressed with my home made tortillas and wanted to make some herself. She is delighted with the tortilla press and is trying out many of your Mexican recipes.

Sofia
5 Stars

Review for Tortilla Press Cast Iron
January 30, 2010

This is the authentic cast iron Tortilla Press from Mexico to make at home fresh corn tortillas. It works perfect and its easy to use.



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