Go Back
+ servings

Guatemalan Tortillas

Course Bread
Cuisine Guatemalan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 tortillas
Author International Cuisine


  • 2 cups of maseca corn flour
  • 1 1/4 cups of water
  • 1/4 tablespoon of salt
  • or 1 1lb. pre-made masa for tortillas can be found at your Latin supermarket. If using pre-made just shape and cook as noted below


  • Begin by mixing the corn flour with the water and salt.
  • Mix ingredients until you have reached a play-dough consistency. Remove a small piece, and roll dough into a small ball.
  • Shape the tortillas by hand, by “clapping” the dough. Clap the dough until the tortilla is flat, thin and circular in shape. Please note this is an art form and it may be easier for you to use a rolling pin or a tortilla press.
  • Put your comal on the stove over medium high heat (this is a flat surface to cook your tortillas on.
  • Once your tortilla is shaped, carefully place it on the comal, once you see the edges of the tortilla change, flip it over, leave it to cook for a minute or two, then flip again. It will puff up like a balloon. Once that side is cooked which doesn't take as long a half minute or so, flip it again placing the other side down on a towel or tortilla warmer to keep warm.
  • Eat hot and enjoy!