I have a pretty small kitchen and that means limited cabinet space. This forces me to pick and choose my kitchen utensils wisely.
For how often I make tortillas, I just couldn't justify taking up a bunch of space with a tortilla press.
Not only that, I have used some cast iron presses with warped faceplates which makes creating a tortilla of uniform thickness pretty hard.
This is a quick way to create a tortilla press out of objects you already have in your kitchen.
Step 1: Tools
Cutting Board (2)
Ziplock Bag (Gallon)
Step 2: Cut Bag
- Cut the two sides of the ziplock bag.
This bag is going to line the inside of your press for easy removal of tortillas.
Step 3: Set Up
- Take your ziplock bag and cover the bottom cutting board with half of it.
- The middle of the bag should line up with the edge of the bottom board.
- Put dough ball in middle of board and tamp down slightly.
- Flip ziplock over the top of dough ball.
Step 4: Press
- Take the second board and press down on top of dough ball.
- Try to keep pressure even.
- Remove top board.
Note: You may have to rock back and forth a little to spread dough out to a tortilla thickness.
Step 5: Peel Tortilla
- Peel the top half of ziplock away from the tortilla.
- It should peel away easy. If not, your dough is too wet.
- Pick up bottom half of ziplock with tortilla and press up on edge slightly to raise tortilla away from the plastic.
- Carefully peel tortilla away and set aside.
Repeat with remaining dough balls.