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    Sweet Tamales

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 45 mins

    15 mins

    1 hrs 30 mins

    Charlotte J's Note:

    Posting for Zaar World Tour 2006 I did not know they made two types of tamales, sweet and savory. I think these sound really good!! From Nestles

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    tamales

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Sort corn husks, setting aside any torn ones.
    2. 2
      Soak intact husks in warm water for at least 1 hour or until softened and easy to fold.
    3. 3
      Beat 2/3 cup lard in large bowl until creamy.
    4. 4
      Combine flour, corn meal, sugar, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl.
    5. 5
      Alternately add flour mixture, water and sweetened condensed milk to lard, mixing well after each addition.
    6. 6
      Melt remaining lard and gradually stir into masa mixture, mixing until consistency of thick cake batter (masa).
    7. 7
      Stir in vanilla, raisins and nuts.
    8. 8
      Spread 1/4 cup masa, using back of a spoon, to form a square in the center of one husk.
    9. 9
      Fold right then left edge of husk over masa.
    10. 10
      Fold up bottom edge.
    11. 11
      Repeat with remaining ingredients.
    12. 12
      Place vegetable steamer in pot with lid and add water to just below steamer.
    13. 13
      Arrange tamales upright in steamer rack.
    14. 14
      Cover top of tamales with reserved dry husks and a damp towel and cover.
    15. 15
      Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low.
    16. 16
      Steam, adding water as needed, for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until masa pulls away from husks.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 25, 2009

      55

      i made this last annd it looks, smells and tastes just like the ones i used to help my mom and grandma make. so yummy!!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Sweet Tamales

    Serving Size: 1 (1715 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 244.9
     
    Calories from Fat 110
    45%
    Total Fat 12.3 g
    18%
    Saturated Fat 4.5 g
    22%
    Cholesterol 13.7 mg
    4%
    Sodium 219.1 mg
    9%
    Total Carbohydrate 31.3 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    8%
    Sugars 14.8 g
    59%
    Protein 3.6 g
    7%

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