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How are tortillas made in Guatemala?

What makes Guatemalan tortillas so delicious? In Ciudad Vieja, Elizabeth describes how the corn she uses to make tortillas is harvested, soaked, washed, and locally milled. She then grinds the corn dough so that her tortillas are soft and spongy.

Mixing two cups of corn flour with a 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1 1/4 cups of water, Elizabeth flattens Play-Doh-like balls into shape by clapping them between her hands before they’re heated on the fire.

grinding the dough
“Guatemalan tortillas are the best because we make them with love,” she quips in this 2013 video. To make tortillas at home, cook both sides until they are golden-brown. A pre-heated skillet over medium-high heat can substitute for the large pan she uses in the video.

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