How To Tell If Tamale Masa Is Ready?

A little portion (1/2 teaspoon) of the masa should be dropped into a cup of warm water to test it for consistency. A float indicates readiness; a sink indicates the need to add a small amount of lard and beat for another minute before testing it again. Continue this method until the masa floats on its own.

A little portion (1/2 teaspoon) of the masa should be dropped into a cup of warm water to test it for consistency. A float indicates readiness; a sink indicates the need to add a small amount of lard and beat for another minute before testing it again. Continue this method until the masa floats on its own.

How can I Make my tamales taste better?

  1. Make a tamalada with a few of buddies and enjoy it.
  2. It will go more quickly if you do it with pals.
  3. More liquid and fat should be added if your masa for tamales is gritty (shortening or lard, whatever it is you are using).
  4. If the masa is too firm, extra liquid should be added (whatever broth or water you are using).
  5. If you run out of broth, you may substitute water, but you must alter the salt proportions by adding extra.

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