You Will Need
3 Cups of corn flour (I used Maseca)
500 grams of vegetable shortening
2 tbsp of table salt
1 cup of water
1tsp of baking powder
Making the masa!
You want to add your dry ingredients into a bowl and gradually add the water and vegetable shortening into the mix. Alright, time to get messy! With this recipe, you will need your two hands. Not a wooden spoon or a spatula, but your actual two hands. The point of this technique is to mix everything perfectly and the warmth of your hands will make it easier to mix the vegetable shortening with the rest of the ingredients. It’s just like making cookie dough. Once you are done making your dough you can start making your tamales.
It’s that easy! This recipe makes around 15 tamales and it is delicious, enjoy.