Darshana Thacker Wendel
Darshana Thacker Wendel is a whole-food, plant-based chef and former culinary projects manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit DarshanasKitchen.com and follow her on Instagram for more.see more from this author
If you don’t want to use a tortilla press, you can also use a pie pan to press the dough into a tortilla. I like to use a glass one so I can see how big/flat the tortilla is getting. I still put it between the sides of the plastic bag.
You must be kidding me. I have tried this and it has been the biggest mess that I have ever had. The dough sticks to the waxed paper. I cannot get it off to even get it into the skillet. I can’t believe that you have said that this is easy and we will never buy corn tortillas again. I just hope HEB will take back the big bag of Masa Harina that I bought to try this. I am immensely disappointed in this. Mine looks nothing like the photo above even though I followed the directions to a tee!
Hi Judi, sorry to hear your tortilla’s didn’t turn out well. Maybe the dough was a bit too sticky, so a little less water or some more kneading might be helpful. check out chef Billy Parisi on youtube, he has a good step by step tutorial, and the WFPB cooking show as well, they have a slightly different recipe with arrowroot. I hope you give it another try because they are well worth it!
You have to carefully separate the tortilla from the parchment or plastic. I use this method with a tortilla press and cook them on a cast iron pan or comal. I’d try again. 🙂
I, too, tried the plastic/parchment/was paper. Then, I invested $17 in a tortilla press. It works wonders, and the tortillas are delicious and easy.
On Amazon: https://amazon.com/Gorilla-Grip-Tortilladora-Quesadillas-Professional/dp/B08ZBKWVKR/ref=sr_1_4?crid=14F496ZROK1J9&keywords=tortilla+press&qid=1660139802&sprefix=tortilla+press%2Caps%2C111&sr=8-4
Perhaps by now you may have attempted to make this recipe a few times with better success? For me: the plastic bag is better than parchment. I do not use wax paper either. Actually, I own an inexpensive yet super useful and efficient tortilla press which I cover with a split gallon bag cut as advised in the recipe. Check Amazon for the press. Or even Facebook Marketplace. A press can make a bit of a difference in easing the process. Maybe then you will want to try again despite the challenges you encountered on the first try. I was wondering that since tortillas are made up of so much water, perhaps reducing it in the recipe (even a little) might make for a better result.
By the way, I have also used my press for making keto tortillas. I even add a wee bit of flax seed in the mix before I toast them in the skillet. Although it does call for egg, I believe there are eggless recipes out there as well.
https://www.thedietchefs.com/keto-tortillas-recipe/ Happy Cooking!
What is “masa harina”? Simple corn flour will do as well?
Hi Ana, masa harina is flour made from corn that has been soaked in lime (nixtamalized) before being dried and ground. Regular corn flour has different properties, so we would recommend trying to stick with masa harina for this recipe. You can find it in the “International” aisles at most grocery stores or online: https://www.bobsredmill.com/organic-golden-masa-harina-flour.html
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Why do you use a plastic bag instead of parchment paper for this recipe?
We recommend plastic bags because the dough will stick to parchment paper.
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With dessert fork poke holes all over tortilla. Place on dinner plate. Microwave 1 min. Flip over. Microwave another 20 seconds.