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Is there a trick to shaping tortillas?

Mine always come out so funny looking. I try to roll everything out evenly but they never come out nice and round.

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Asked by jus1jess at 12:48 PM on Jun. 28, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • I roll mine, then use a large bowl, to cut around the edges and make a perfect circle,,,I had the same problem!

    Answer by kimigogo at 12:51 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • like my father used to say

    it still tastes the same

    if you continue to make them odd shaped, it may became a family story told years from now....remember moms tortillas, yeah and we had a contest for the funniest looking one

    darn, now i am hungry for mexican !

    Answer by fiatpax at 12:51 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • a tortilla press! I always just make a ball and squish it between two plate then cut the edges.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 12:52 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • use saran wrap to cover the bottom of two FLAT plates, or pie plates, roll the dough into a ball, and press it between the plates. Nice and round.
    You could also get a tortilla press for about $10. But the plates do exactly the same thing.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:56 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • Yes a tortilla press! Use saran wrap inbetween to pick the thin ones up.

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 12:57 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • LOL thanks :) I only care when I'm making them for tacos and they need to hold in lots of food.

    Comment by jus1jess (original poster) at 12:57 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • When rolling dough into a round shape you need to rotate. It takes some practice. French rolling pins are helpful for rolling dough into a round shape.

    Answer by DawnA72 at 9:16 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

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