How to Make Fresh Tortillas

Cut two 7″ circles out of a clean shopping bag. Put 1 circle on the bottom plate of a tortilla press. Pinch off a golf ball-size piece of dough, roll it into a ball, and place it in the center; top with second circle.Illustration: Brenda Weaver

Tortillas are one of the most elemental of foods; it's hard to imagine Mexican cuisine without them. Making supple homemade tortillas is easier than you might think—and the results are incomparable.