From the author, Toni Okamoto: I used to love making homemade tortillas with my grandma as a child. She’d let me roll out the dough and give me cookie cutters to cut them into whatever holiday shapes I wanted.
I’m not sure why I no longer make them every day, but they’re so easy and cheap to make, plus they taste 100 times better than any kind bought in the store, and best of all – they don’t have any lard!
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From Plant-Based on a Budget: If you’re looking to add in a bit more DIY into your life, then learning how to make some homemade kitchen staples is a great way to start. From blending your own cashew milk, making your own bread, and prepping these Tortillas de Harina or Handmade Tortillas, homemade is always best! Venture into this modern vegan twist on an ancient Mexican recipe and dive into this amazing tradition.
If you’re an avid Mexican food lover, then you must be very aware of the wonders of corn tortillas and flour tortillas, but what’s the difference? Apart from the fact that they are incredibly delicious, they have very different textures and elasticity. Corn tortillas are stiffer and have more texture, therefore perfect for tacos; flour tortillas have much more stretch and smoother texture, which makes them the ideal candidate for loaded burritos and falafel wraps!
Whichever you prefer and whatever recipe you need them for we encourage you to give the homemade version a try! There’s something about making things from scratch which can be so incredibly rewarding. It might take a few practice tries but you will master them quickly and, who knows, it might become your own little tradition.
Photos by Alfonso Revilla