Chris Corridor’s first tortilla curler can nonetheless be seen within the nook of his small unit in Lawrence Hill. Cranked by hand, Chris and his spouse Kerry have been in a position to make 100 tortillas at most capability.
This unit is now dominated by a tortilla machine imported from Mexico, with as much as 4,000 tortillas rolling off the manufacturing line on a busy day.
Masa Tortillas is the one tortilla bakery – often known as a tortilleria – within the South West, with their produce being despatched out throughout the UK in addition to with the ability to purchase at supply from the Lawrence Hill Industrial Property on Russell City Avenue
The enterprise is an extension of what was initially The Little Taquero, an award-winning road meals enterprise serving tacos.
After the start of Chris and Kerry’s son, Brodie, there was a relentless juggle between tortilla manufacturing in Backwell and household life in St George.
So Masa Tortillas was born, with Chris making contemporary tortillas three days every week, beginning at 6.30am from Wednesday to Friday, utilizing the Mexican machine that immaculately cuts and toasts each white and blue corn tortillas.
“After we first began the van, we wished to indicate folks what actual Mexican meals was in comparison with Tex-Mex,” Chris instructed Bristol24/7 on a latest morning, the scent of corn lingering within the air.
Masa Tortillas isn’t just specializing in Bristol; their tortillas may be present in eating places and road meals markets from all throughout the UK, together with Dos Dedos in Bathtub, eating places and road meals markets in Brighton and Portsmouth, and even within the Highlands of Scotland.
The tortillas made listed here are gluten-free, GMO-free and preservative-free, catering to a various part of society who take pleasure in genuine South American delicacies.
Furthermore, the components used to make these tortillas are all imported from Mexico, turning indigestible corn into digestible flour to make use of because the constructing blocks for these tortillas, a major distinction from many different retail tortilla merchandise discovered within the UK.
The enterprise additionally affords different South American components to go alongside the tortillas together with dried chillies, scorching sauces and Salsa Tales’ salsas made within the unit simply the opposite facet of a dividing wall.
Chris explains that the thought of a tortilla subscription service got here round throughout his time within the Pacific coast of Mexico, the place the native tortilleria would incessantly ship freshly made tortillas across the neighbourhood.
“I wished to duplicate that as a lot as I might, so what we began to do was a subscription, and the containers we’ve obtained match by letterboxes, so folks can at all times have a inventory of contemporary tortillas.”
Predominant picture: Mariama Adan
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