Masa Harina Create your own authentic Mexican tortillas with Masa Harina. This special type of flour is made from cooked corn kernels that are soaked in lime before they are ground into flour. This special flour is then mixed with water and pressed and shaped into the desired size and thickness before being baked or fried.
One of the great things about Masa Harina is that it does not contain gluten, which makes it an ideal flour substitute for people who suffer from gluten allergies. Masa Harina can be used to create a range of Mexican staples such as tamales, tostadas and corn tortillas and has a deliciously light and tangy taste that people of all ages are sure to love. Masa is the Spanish word for flour and it can also be shaped into gorditas or sopes and is also known as maize flour, Maseca and Masa de Harina.
While Masa Harina is an essential element in Mexican cuisine, it also makes a good bread substitute. Breads and pastries can also be made with the flour, and Mexican spices and herbs can be added to it if desired. Making dough from Masa Harina is extremely simple, which means that children can have fun creating the dough in the kitchen with their parents
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