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Old 09-14-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
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Corn masa

I want to make corn tortillas but need to know the best brand of masa for flavor. I've read that Maseca Corn Tortilla mix is bland. I will have to order online. Help!

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Old 09-14-2011, 11:33 AM   #2
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Goya has a quality line of hispanic food items. I use their masa.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:45 PM   #3
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I've never made tortillas before, either, but yesterday I ordered 5 lbs of heirloom corn from this website.

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I'm planning to do the whole process of soaking the kernels in slaked lime solution, and making nixtamal. I watched an Alton Brown episode where he did that, and it didn't look that difficult. Everything I've read says the corn flavor in homemade tortillas is to die for. And apparently they freeze well, too.

But if you're not interested in going to that much work, I see they also sell masa harina on the website.
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I've never made tortillas before, either, but yesterday I ordered 5 lbs of heirloom corn from this website.

Corn Posole

I'm planning to do the whole process of soaking the kernels in slaked lime solution, and making nixtamal. I watched an Alton Brown episode where he did that, and it didn't look that difficult. Everything I've read says the corn flavor in homemade tortillas is to die for. And apparently they freeze well, too.

But if you're not interested in going to that much work, I see they also sell masa harina on the website.

That was one of the episodes that made me really interested in beginning to cook. I would love to make that. Working up to it. Please reply with your results and thoughts on the process! I'd love to hear how it goes.


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