Loaded and ready to go......
I marked a half inch registration mark all the way around the quilt to leave room for the bind. I didn't want to quilt all the way to the edge, just a reminder for me.
I made Tamales yesterday too!!
1 cup masa
2/3 cup lard ...... yes I use lard ( can subsitute ) but I like the flavor and it is something I don't eat everyday
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 cup lukewarm chicken broth (sometimes they use water ) again the flavor for me
Lard is whipped until really soft .....( like whipped cream)
Chicken broth is added to the masa and mix together until is like play dough. Sometimes I have to add a little more liquid to get it to the dough stage.....
Now the masa and lard are mixed together ..... in Mexico it is done by hand or wooden spoon.
I like using the mixer.
Now were ready to make Tamales
Pork is cooked in the oven until it falls off the bone. Garlic, salt, and onion for flavor, a little oil poured over the pork, then bake. Shread the pork ( could use chicken also)
Mixture of Chile's, Dried Ancho and Guajillo are steamed, seeded, put through the blender to puree..... garlic, cloves, & oregano are added for flavor.
Combine the chile's and meat mixture together, simmer on low heat so the flavors blends.I prepare my meat a couple days ahead , shortens up the time for making the tamales.
The corn husk are soaked in hot water to soften them....
add a table spoon of mixture on the corn husk and spread out...
next fold over and press the mixture slightly.....
fold over again....
Wallllaa you have a tamale
You can use anything for a filling. They also use cheese or fruit.
My family loves Mexican food. Great for a Holiday......YUMMMMMM!!!
Fresh " Pico de Gallo"