It’s easy to make the masa for tamales. Just a couple of ingredients. Whip this. Mix that... (snaps fingers) ... and done! By Mama Maggie’s Kitchen
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How to Make Masa for Tamales

It’s easy to make the masa for tamales. Just a couple of ingredients. Whip this. Mix that... (snaps fingers) ... and done!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 3 1/2 cups
Author: Maggie Unzueta

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the masa, salt, and baking powder.
  • Add the hot water.
  • Knead until you form a smooth dough.
  • Beat the lard with your mixer until smooth. About 2 minutes.
  • Add the masa in small batches, beating until smooth and scraping down each time.
  • Pour stock and beat until the dough is soft. About 2 minutes.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Beat one last time with your mixer for 1 minute before using.