Home Cooking 2

Less lopsided tortillas?

Pantagruel | Apr 1, 2005 09:58 AM

Legend has it that Giotto proved his skill to an emissary of the Pope by drawing freehand a perfect circle.

As a cook I'm no Giotto: the proof is that my tortillas never come out anywhere near circular. They're elliptical; they have lobes; they're often heart-shaped.

Are there any techniques for improving the roundness of tortillas? I know I could use more dough than the recipe says, roll them to 7" diameter and cut them out with a 6" saucepan cover. But that would be cheating. Just as Giotto didn't use a compass, I'd like to be able to do better freehand.

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