Soft Corn Tortillas
The tortilla has been a Mexican and Central American staple since pre-Columbian times. The Aztecs called them tlaxcalli and these are widely recognised as being the first records of tortillas.
Tortillas are traditionally made from corn, not wheat. Wheat was not grown in the Americas before Europeans arrived and wheat flour tortillas barely existed in Mexico and Central American until the 1970’s. Corn tortillas are made using a process called nixtamalization which involves curing maize in limewater.
The nixtamalization process allows for previously undigestible corn skins to peel off and enriches the nutritional value of the maize as a gluten-free source of vitamins, fibre, minerals and protein.
Our commitment to creating authentic Mexican tortillas led us to import an industrial tortilla machine, hecho en Mexico (Made in Mexico). Our tortillas are locally made in Backwell, Bristol in our commercial kitchen and are available for collection straight off the machine on selected days of the week. Our machine currently makes 13cm and 10cm tortillas, perfect for tacos!
We use Maseca flour (masa) to make our soft corn tortillas. This pre-nixtamalized flour, made in Mexico, is cholesterol free and gluten free. It’s a great source of fibre and potassium and still packed full of energy. We combine the flour with a little salt and water…that’s it. Our tortillas are non GMO, vegan friendly, gluten free and preservative free. They are also suitable for freezing.