Sweet Tamales 1.4

Sweet Tamales 1.4
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Sweet Tamales 1.4 ingredients

  • 32 Dried corn husks
  • 1 c Lard
  • 1 t Salt
  • 3 c Masa harina
  • 1 1⁄2 c Warm water
  • 1⁄2 c Firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1⁄2 t baking powder
  • 1 1⁄2 Cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 t Nutmeg
  • 2⁄3 c pecans
  • 2⁄3 c Raisins

Cooking Sweet Tamales 1.4

1. Soak husks according to directions in Basic Tamalesi.
2. For tamale dough: Beat lard and salt until fluffy.
3. Slowly beat in masa mix alternately with water until very light and fluffy.
4. Add brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg, mixing until well blended.
5. To assemble tamales: Drain corn husks, pat dry. Spread 2 tablespoons dough on center of husks, forming a 3 x 2-inch rectangle and spreading completely to right edge.
6. Spoon 1 teaspoon each pecans and raisins lengthwise down center of rectangle.
7. Enclose and steam tamales.

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