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Make Your Own Dough for Tamales With Masa Harina

I had forgotten how to make tamales and couldn't find my recipe for the masa! This one sounds like it will be great according to the reviews.

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Grandma Castro Tamale recipe https://www.facebook.com/JohnHageeMinistries/photos/a.437513197517.228831.64742342517/10152904274247518/?type=1

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Basic Masa Dough

Finding one masa dough recipe to use for several different tamale fillings can be difficult. This basic recipe yields a light, fluffy dough that can be used for...

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from Serious Eats

Basic Mexican Tamale Dough

This master dough recipe for Mexican tamales starts with either fresh masa (the nixtamalized corn dough used to make tamales and tortillas) from a tortilleria or masa harina (nixtamailzed corn flour that's reconstituted with water or stock). Then lard, baking powder, and chicken stock are beaten into it to create a light, tender, and flavorful tamale that can be stuffed with your favorite filling, like green chili and pork, rajas and queso, or red chili with chicken.\n

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The most vital ingredient in making the perfect tamal is the masa. Masa is the plain, wet stone-ground dough made with a special corn known as nixtamal. Fresh masa can be purchased in one of two ways, prepared and unprepared. Our family prefers to purchase unprepared masa and then we add lard, salt, broth, and baking …

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Make Your Own Dough for Tamales With Masa Harina

Tamale Dough using Masa Harina. 6 cups masa harina 5 cups warm water or low-sodium chicken broth 2 cups lard 3 tablespoon onion powder 2 tablespoon cumin 3 tablespoon chile powder 2 teaspoons salt

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