Sweet Tamales

Sweet Tamales
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Sweet Tamales ingredients

  • 1 pk Dried corn husks
  • 1 c Lard or shortening
  • 2 1⁄2 c Masa Harina flour
  • 1⁄4 c Sugar
  • 1 T Ground cinnamon
  • 2 t Salt
  • 1 1⁄2 c water
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 1 c Raisins
  • 1⁄2 c Chopped walnuts

Cooking Sweet Tamales

1. SORT corn husks, setting aside any torn ones.
2. Soak intact husks in warm water for at least 1 hour or until softened and easy to fold.
3. BEAT 2/3 cup lard in large bowl until creamy.
4. Combine flour, corn meal, sugar, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl.
5. Alternately add flour mixture, water and sweetened condensed milk to lard, mixing well after each addition.
6. Melt remaining lard; gradually stir into masa mixture, mixing until consistency of thick cake batter (masa).
7. Stiri in vanilla, raisins and nuts.

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