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4 cups masa harina
2-3/4 cups water
1 tsp. kosher salt
Combine the masa, water, and salt in a large bowl and stir until smooth. The dough should be slightly sticky and form a ball when pressed together.
To test, flatten a small ball of dough between your palms. If the edges crack, add water, 1 tbsp. at a time until a test pieces does not crack.
Divide the dough into 24 small balls for tacos or 12 large balls for quesadillas. Place on a platter and cover with a damp towel.
Line a tortilla press with 2 sheets of heavy plastic such as a heavy duty freezer bag. Heat a dry cast iron skillet or nonstick pan until moderately hot. Flatten each ball of dough in the tortilla press; remove the plastic from the top and holding the dough with your fingertips, peel off the bottom sheet.
Lay the tortillas in the skillet, one at a time, and cook about 45 seconds per side, pressing the top with your fingertips to help it puff. Transfer the tortillas to a towel, stacking them as you finish the batch. Serve immediately or cool and wrap well in plastic and store in the refrigerator up to a week.
Posted by Sheryl Donner
Nutritional Info Per Serving: 69 Calories (kcal); .7g Total Fat; (9% calories from fat); 1.8g Protein; 14.5g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 80mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates