These little Spanish cakes or tortillas can be bought in the store as soft or hard tortillas. The good and tasty tortillas are made from scratch from your own kitchen, with flour, baking powder and salt. Corn tortillas are also made from corn flour. Do not use corn meal.

Tortillas have many uses such as in Fajitas, cheese nachos, tortilla soup, flautas or tortilla wraps. Some may even fry them and sprinkle them cinnamon and sugar for a light and crispy dessert. This/tag helps explain it more. These pieces of cinnamon tortilla can be dipped in ice cream and hot fudge to make a more luscious dessert.

All tortillas are made with a basic recipe. Use 2 cups of masa harina with 1 1/4 (more or less) cups of warm water. You cannot make your tortillas too wet or too dry or the end result will not be successful. Unlike flour you cannot over handle masa harina. Tear off 2-3 inch size balls of mixture. As you make the tortillas patties keep them covered with a moist towel or piece of plastic wrap. The idea pan to fry the tortilla in would be cast iron. This basic recipe will make about 12, 6 inch tortillas.

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