If you’re like me you detest rolling out tortillas and flat breads. Well there is an easier way that you don’t often see mentioned in the recipe sections.

A tortilla press. The one pictured below is a cast iron eight inch model.


Cast iron eight inch tortilla press

Eight inch Cast iron tortilla press



All you do is roll the dough into about golf-ball sized balls place them slightly to the back of center and press. Out comes a perfect tortilla. (If everything goes right)

My personal favorite is this style:


Wooden tortilla press

Wooden tortilla press.



As you can see this model is easy to make yourself if you wish. The only really critical point is to remember that when the press is shut there should be an 1/8 inch gap between the top and bottom.

After all, you are making flat breads not crepes.

To buy a press usually costs around twenty dollars.

The two I’ve pictured her are from Amazon and can be found at:

Cast iron http://www.amazon.com/Imusa-VICTORIA-85008-Victoria-Tortilla-8-Inch/dp/B00164T384

Wooden press  http://www.amazon.com/Mexican-Pine-Wooden-Tortilla-Press/dp/B003O3PWN0/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1306953945&sr=8-11