1 hr 40 mins
Yes, it is some work, but well worth it for family or special friends. A different dessert to be sure.
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- 2 tablespoons pine nuts
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 1 1/4 cups masa harina
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon ground mexican cinnamon (canela)
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- 1/4 cup dried cherries
- 1/4 cup dried apricot
- 2 tablespoons finely diced candied papaya
- 1 tablespoon minced orange zest
- 10 large dried corn husks, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
- 1To prepare the filling, place the pine nuts in a hot, dry skillet, toast over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned; set aside.
- 2Place the butter, baking powder, salt, honey, and brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
- 3Cream on high speed until light and smooth, about 5 minutes.
- 4Add the masa harina and turn down the speed to low.
- 5Add the milk, canela, raisins, dried cherries, dried apricots, candied papaya, orange zest, and toasted pine nuts and mix until a firm dough forms.
- 6Work the dough by hand for about 1 minute, until the dough is thoroughly mixed.
- 7Divide into 8 equal pieces.
- 8Drain corn husks and shake dry.
- 9Tear 16 thin strips (about 1/8 inch wide) from 2 husks and set aside for tying the tamales.
- 10Lay out the remaining 8 corn husks.
- 11Take a portion of the dough, place in a corn husk and spread out evenly, leaving about 1-1/2 inches of exposed corn husk at each end and 3/4 inch at each side.
- 12Bring the sides of the corn husk together, folding the dough; tuck one side of the husk under the other and roll up the tamale so the dough is completely enclosed inside the husk.
- 13Twist each end and tie with the reserved strips of corn husk.
- 14Repeat for the remaining tamales.
- 15Steam the tamales for 30 to 35 minutes over lightly boiling water, adding more boiling water as needed.
- 16The tamales are done when they feel firm to the touch but are not hard and the dough comes away easily from the husk.
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Nutritional Facts for Sweet Dessert Tamales
Serving Size: 1 (73 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 284.4
- Calories from Fat 180
- Total Fat 20.0 g
- Saturated Fat 11.4 g
- Cholesterol 47.8 mg
- Sodium 203.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 26.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
- Sugars 9.7 g
- Protein 2.9 g
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