One might say a tortilla press is a simple kitchen tool that uses leverage to press a ball of dough into a tortilla. It is a good alternative to a rolling pin, this way is much quicker, makes less mess, and produces tortillas that are uniform.
While using a tortilla press does make your homemade tortillas look more uniform but also makes them easier to cook. But we are here to discuss something that has brought distraught to many home cooks, stretching out or rolling of the pizza dough. So let us get on with it.
Can It Be Used To Press Pizza Dough
Since the press gives the dough a uniform thickness it will be quite pleasant for an amateur cook as it is quite hard for beginners to achieve a uniform crust which can leave some parts cooking unevenly according to Foodies Wiki reviews.
Firstly, make the dough and as you are going to squish it the water content should be kept low to prevent it from sticking to the press. Let dough rest for 15 minutes. You can also store your pre-made dough in the fridge for up to 48 hours prior to rolling out.
Divide your dough into 8 equal portions and roll out into 7-8in circles on a surface dusted with additional cornmeal or semolina. Your prepared circles can be stacked between layers of unbleached parchment paper. You can also use a tortilla press to “squish” your dough into rounds just like you would make corn tortillas.
For Grilled Pizza/Flat Breads: Heat grill to high. Lightly brush your crusts with garlic butter. Place on your grill and just heat it until lightly brown on each side. Remove your grilled crust (you also can freeze crusts between layers of butter paper for later use) top with toppings of your choice.
The humble tortilla press is undoubtedly the simplest kitchen tool with many uses which continues to make our kitchen nightmares bearable. Hope the article met your desires and remember to be careful not to burn your crust! Have a good one.