Corn flour or masa harina Baking powder Salt Vegetable broth or water Olive oil
Add the dry ingredients to the mixer, a bowl for a hand mixer, or you can also do this by hand.
Then slowly start adding the water, add it little by litte. Alternatively, you can use vegetable broth. If you are not making vegan tamales, you can also use chicken broth.
The masa will have a strong, very distinct olive oil flavor. You can also use canola oil or grapeseed oil. Some people have used coconut oil.
Do you see how creamy the texture is? If your masa is not as creamy, add more water. It’s also very yellow in hue because of the olive oil.
This tamale masa recipe with oil spreads very evenly. Now that you’ve got your masa, gather your already soaked corn husks, fill them up with your favorite filling, steam for the regular time (1 ½ to 2 hours), and enjoy.