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Learn How to Make Homemade Tortillas for Cinco de Mayo #IMUSAdeMayo Contest

This is a promotional post for Imusa. I was provided products. Opinions are my own

Before we moved 80 miles north almost 2 years ago, we used to visit a local Mexican Restaurant because of their homemade tortillas. They had a huge tortilla press in the lobby and if you are lucky enough to be around when they are making fresh tortillas, you get handed a warm one from the press and they were so delicious! I have craved homemade tortillas for so long now and when Imusa sent me products to help create a Cinco de Mayo meal to share, I took one look at the tortilla press and thought now is the time I learn! Because it came with a recipe book, I was able to glance and I realized just how easy the recipe is and the ingredients are ones that I already have on hand!
Now I will share with you just how easy making homemade tortillas can be with the Imusa products such as the tortilla press and tortilla warmer. 
Ingredients
  • 4 C Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Canola oil
  • 1 1/2 C Warm water
Mix all ingredients with only half of the water in a bowl. Mix with hands then gradually add the second half of water until a bit wet and less sticky. If too much water-just add a bit more flour.

Knead dough on a floured surface for 5 minutes until consistently smooth throughout and not sticky.
Divide dough in half, then half again and keep cutting in half until you have 8 pieces. Shape into balls and leave on a floured surface under a damp towel while you prepare the skillet.

Heat a cast iron or dark non-stick skillet over medium heat. Do not let heat get over medium. Grab one dough piece at a time and place in the center of the Imusa tortilla press. Press down on tabs then then with the handle to form tortilla. No need to oil the press-it is non-stick.
Place tortilla dough in the skillet and heat about 30 seconds per side. No need to oil the skillet!

Transfer from the skillet to the Imusa Tortilla Warmer until you have cooked all tortillas one at a time.
Gather all the fixings and serve! We made fajitas and rice for ours. I also served a tomato and diced peppers mix and heated up a quinoa/bean spice mix and displayed in my Imusa salsa bowls. 
Imusa Photo Contest

IMUSA is hosting an #IMUSAdeMayo photo contest! In order to enter the contest, all you need to do is share a photo of your favorite Mexican fare with IMUSA using the hashtag #IMUSAdeMayo between May 1st and May 5th. To be eligible to win a prize the user must submit at least one (1) photo and to be eligible to win the grand prize the user must submit a photo each day of the campaign, for five (5) days total. Visit www.facebook.com/imusausa for more information and send in your photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using hashtag #IMUSAdeMayo for a chance to win!
Learn more about all of the Imusa products available so you can make your own Cinco de Mayo recipes! IMUSA website, Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram 
What is your favorite Cinco de Mayo dish to serve?
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