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Week 11: Tortilla (Mesoamerica)

Tortilla's name comes from Spanish and translates to "small" cake. It is a variant of the corn tortilla.

The oldest tortilla date back as far as 10,000 years BC and was made out of dried kernel and maize.

Most companies add many extra ingredients to help with the tortilla's shelf life, making it have some artificial components.

The Washington State University has developed methods for producing tortillas on a mass scale, using natural ingredients only.

February 24th is National Tortilla Chip Day, so make sure to try this recipe out again on that day!




  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Cover and rest for 10 minutes.

  2. Divide the dough into 8 sections. Roll into a 9-inch circle.

  3. Heat up a pan and place a tortilla over it. Cook until bubbles pop up then flip and repeat.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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