Surrounding the Día de Muertos celebrations in San Miguel de Allende, we have been invited to prepare dinner some tamales for the primary time and it was a tremendous expertise. They have been really simpler to make than I believed!
We started by gathering the important components. First, we combined lard (manteca) into the masa, the dough that types the guts of the tamale. We kneaded the dough till it reached a velvety smoothness, a vital step in reaching the proper tamale texture. Then got here the pleasant additions: sugar (azúcar), raisins (pasas), nuts (nueces), cinnamon (canela), and a contact of milk (leche).
Tamales will be both salty or candy, crammed with rooster, cheese, pork, raisins, or nuts. For our maiden tamale-making enterprise, we selected the candy route — nosotros decidimos hacer la versión dulce.
As soon as the dough had been perfected, we rigorously unfold it onto corn husks to lastly wrap them up and put them within the steamer for about an hour and a half.
Tamales not solely are a scrumptious deal with, however they have been additionally a nourishing meals on the go for the Mexica, Inca, and Maya tribes to take into battle. Plus, they’re extremely inexpensive, making them a beloved alternative for household gatherings, festive events, and on a regular basis indulgences. They’re very low cost and scrumptious! ¡Son súper baratos, y súper ricos!
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