Making tortillas is totally old hat to Diana who whipped them up like it was nothing. "How long do they cook?" I'd ask. "Until they look done," she'd say. I'm a slave to the recipe and timer, but she has natural cook's intuition.
Homemade Corn Tortillas
-Mix 2 cups of Masa Harina with 1.5 cups of warm water. Salt to taste.
-Knead for a minute or two adding more water if dough seems too dry.
-Roll into 1.5-in balls.
-Place ball into tortilla press (lined with plastic wrap to prevent sticking to press). Press down on press. Tortilla should be about 5 inches in diameter. If you don't have a tortilla press, you can also roll it between sheets of waxed paper with a rolling pin.
-Place on pre-heated griddle or pan for 1-2 minutes each side.