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real corn tortillas are not made from corn flour

Raj B Apte <raj_apte@yahoo.com>
Mon, 24 May 2004 10:13:03 -0700 (PDT)
Corn tortillas from masa harina are not very good. I would avoid them 
altogether. To get the best possible corn tortillas, you should either buy 
fresh masa from a local tortilla factory or mexican grocery (no more than 
one or two days old) or make it yourself. If you have a burr mill, it's 
very easy to make.

Boil corn in slaked lime for a bit, let rest, wash, grind, press, and 
grill. See


for excellent details. You can buy corn from them, but most mexican 
groceries have corn for pozole at something like $1/lb. I use a kitchenaid 
grain mill to grind my nixtamal, but a corona mill is supposed to be better 
at damp grinding.