How to make it

  • To use Masa Harina-
  • In a mixing bowl combine masa and warm water or broth until combined.
  • Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes or so to let the masa soften. Then mix it on low speed until a dough forms.
  • After Masa or Masa Harina is prepared-
  • Gradually add in the salt, cumin and onion powder and garlic powder.
  • In a separate bowl, whip lard or shortening until fluffy. Add the lard to the dough a little at a time while mixing until well combined.
  • The mixture should be about the consistency of peanut butter. If not, add more masa, water or broth as necessary.
  • Cover and store in refrigerator until ready to use.

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  • twill10 4 years ago
    yumzy tthx
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  • httpmom 10 years ago
    Another recipe I will love to make. Made tamales years ago but will try again now. Thanks for sharing!
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  • juliecake 10 years ago
    Lost my recipe years back, thanks for the post!
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    Shirley... this looks like the real deal... and they still use lard here in this part of Texas.. so bad for you .. but you can taste the diffrence.. Myself, I'm to lazy to make them.. they sell them all over the place down here.. and so good!
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  • gigilovescats2 10 years ago
    I would like to know how to fix the tamale once you have this dough or just how to cook this dough with any filling.
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  • shirleyoma 10 years ago
    I want your filling recipes! I'm always looking for new ideas.. thanks.. hope you like this recipe..
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  • trackwidow 10 years ago
    I love making tamales when it's cold out. Since they take so long to steam, I want to do it when it's a cold yucky day, which we seem to have an abundance of in the winter. I will be trying this recipe. When I make it, I will post up the filings that I use. I've got several good ones that I like to use.
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