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Half & Half Tortillas

Half corn / Half flour. Pretty simple.

I love straight-up corn tortillas and also straight-up flour tortillas, but something about combining the two always results in the best tasting tortillas.

Oh, and these guys are super simple to make. You'll never buy tortillas at the store again.



Half & Half Tortillas

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yields: 14 tortillas


1 cup white Maseca corn flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 to 1-1/2 cups HOT water

3 Tbsp melted butter, unsalted

1 tsp kosher salt

olive oil


  1. Whisk together flours and salt in a mixing bowl until thoroughly combined.

  2. Add melted butter and slowly pour in hot water. Use a wooden spoon to mix and knead dough as you're adding the water. If dough is too dry and crumbly/crackly, add a few more tablespoons of water.

  3. Set wooden spoon aside and finish kneading with your hands and form the dough into a ball. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.

  4. Divide the dough up into 14 equal parts. Roll each piece into a ball and slightly flatten on top.

  5. If using a tortilla press, place a piece of wax paper on the bottom plate of the press, then place the dough ball on top of that, followed by another piece of wax paper on top of the dough. Press it into a tortilla. Set aside with wax paper still attached,. Repeat with the rest of the dough balls.

  6. If not using a tortilla press, use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough into thin discs.

  7. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Add a small swirl of olive oil.

  8. When pan is hot, carefully remove wax paper from tortillas, and add 1-2 tortillas to the pan at a time. Cook for roughly one minute on each side, or until they start to brown in some spots.

  9. Remove from heat and stack tortillas in either a warm towel or a tortilla warming container. Eat immediately or warm in oven prior to the meal. Store remaining tortillas in the fridge for up to three days using a  Ziploc bag or plastic wrap.

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