Make sure the water is hot to properly activate the Masa Harina. I use a non stick pan to cook the tortillas without any oil or butter. You can store the tortillas in a ziplock plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or longer in the freezer. You can heat them in a pan. Also in the microwave using a ziplock bag or cloth to cover them.
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Put the 2 cups of Masa Harina in a bowl.
Add the salt to the bowl and stir thoroughly.
Add 1 cup of hot water and stir again with a wooden spoon before adding the additional ½ cup of hot water.
Knead the dough into a consistent ball.
Cover with a clean kitchen towel. Rest the dough for 1 hour.
Create balls the size of a golf ball.
Heat a large pan.
Cover the tortilla press with plastic and press the tortilla.
Cook the tortilla on medium to high heat for about 1 minute until the tortillas get some color. Turn and heat the other side of the tortilla for also 1 minute.
Store in a tortilla warmer or keep in a clean kitchen cloth.