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Salads & sides

Tamale Dough

Tamale Dough  recipe
photo by:kraft
Very easy recipe! Tastes great and made about 4 dozen tamales.
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on 1/5/2006
4 hr
5 hr
Enough for 26 servings, 2 tamales each
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what you need

cups  masa harina
cups  lard or vegetable shortening
Tbsp.  plus 1-1/2 tsp. salt
tsp.  CALUMET Baking Powder
4 to 5
cups   hot water
lb.  dried corn husks, soaked in hot water overnight, drained

Make It

MIX masa harina, lard, salt and baking powder in large bowl with wooden spoon until well blended. Gradually add just enough of the hot water to make a smooth stiff dough, stirring constantly.

ASSEMBLE tamales, using about 2 Tbsp. of the masa mixture and 1 to 2 Tbsp. of your favorite filling for each tamale.

STAND tamales in a steamer basket in large pot filled 1/4 full with water. (Make sure tamales are not touching the water.) Bring water to boil; cover. Steam 1 hour or until tamales pull away from the corn husks, adding more water to the pot when necessary. Cool slightly.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size It Up
Enjoy preparing this traditional recipe with your friends and family. When the tamales are ready to be enjoyed, keep an eye on portion size.
For Sweet Tamales
When making sweet tamales, substitute sugar for the salt.
Tamales can be assembled, wrapped tightly in foil and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Steam as directed.
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