Are you a tamale lover? Do you want to make tamales at home? You’ve come to the right place. Making tamales is easier than you think.
Let’s start with a fluffy and moist masa dough!
The texture of the masa dough may depend on each person’s personal taste; some like it firmer, and others looser.
01 Corn Flour
02 A type of fat
03 Broth or stock
05 Baking powder (optional)
There are several types of corn flour (masa harina, semolina, corn starch, pre-cooked) but just two are suitable for making tamales: masa harina for making tortillas and masa harina for making tamales.
Lard is commonly used to make tamales, but you can use vegetable shortening, oil and even butter.
Chicken, beef, pork, or vegetable stock can be used, depending on the filling.
Salt brings all the flavors together. Please consider the salt level in the broth before adding more to the mix, and adjust.
This ingredient is optional. Some recipes call for it some don't.
From the basic recipe you can make variations such as: - Vegan masa. - Masa made with oil. - Masa made with prepared tortilla dough. - Masa with salsa. - And more!