Tortillas hechas a mano are a sure-fire way to impress your family and friends - just be sure to get them as close to a circle shape as possible!

Follow along with Chef Jocelyn as she shows you how easy it is to make tortillas by hand. We recommend using non-GMO masa harina from brands like Masienda, Bob's Red Mill, or Gold Mine. If all else fails, search for brands that simply list corn and lime in their ingredients. 

Check out Jocelyn's cookbook, La Vida Verde, for more fun recipes like this one.




If you don't have a tortilla press, try using a skillet or other flat, heat-safe dish to press down on your dough over heat.


  • 1 cup masa harina, we used Masienda harina

  • 1 cup of warm to hot water



    1. Pour masa harina into a large mixing bowl

    2. Pour cup of hot water into bowl

    3. Mix harina and water

    4. Knead for 5-10 minutes, add water if needed to create a smooth dough

    5. Divide dough into small balls, about 10

    6. Add dough ball into tortilla press or use plate to smash down

    7. Warm up your comal or pan

    8. Add tortilla to the comal, flipping after 1-2 minutes. Once the tortilla rises, remove it from heat. 

    To keep your tortillas warm as you make more, try wrapping them in a clean dishtowel or in tin foil.