I've made and eaten my fair share of tamales and these are the best sweet tamales I have ever eaten! This is an Emeril Lagasse recipe and has become a new family tradition. My DBF suggested that next year we only make these and skip the pork tamales! I didn't use the banana leaves but instead soaked about 40 corn husks in warm water for 1/2 an hour and used those.
I'm posting this because my mom found a recipe for enchiladas on this site and could not find adobo seasoning in the market. She found a jar of adobo similar to mole but it would have turned her enchiladas verdes into enchiladas negros. This is a seasoning mix I found on the web from The Daisy Cooks show on PBS.
Believe it or not this is a recipe that I saw Paula Deen make on TV today. Just make sure you don't make the same mistake she did- the pumpkin seeds should be shelled (pepitas) before you sprinkle them as a garnish. This recipe is much easier to prepare than most mole recipes and is best served with tortillas and rice.
Sweet fried dough that is wonderful for dessert or breakfast. These are best served warm and have a mild banana flavor. Recipe slightly adapted from Ivy Stark. Prep & Servings are an estimate. These are wonderful served with Mexican Banana Splits.