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Sweet Tamales

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  Masa harina 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
  Warm water 2 2⁄3 Cup (42.67 tbs)
  Lard/Shortening 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped mixed candied fruits and peels 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped almonds/Pine nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Soak cornhusks in warm water several hours or overnight to soften.
Pat with paper toweling to remove excess moisture.
Mix masa harina and 2 2/3 cups water; let stand 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, in large mixer bowl beat together lard, sugar, salt, and cinnamon till fluffy.
Beat in masa mixture till well combined.
Mix raisins, fruits and peels, and nuts.
Measure 1/4 cup of the masa mixture onto each tamale wrapper; spread to a 5x4-inch rectangle, having one long edge of dough at edge of wrapper and leaving equal spaces at the ends .
Spoon 2 tablespoons of the fruit-nut mixture onto dough about one inch in from the long edge, bringing the filling out to both ends.
Roll tamales jelly-roll fashion starting with the edge nearest filling and being sure to make a tight roll.
Tie ends securely with pieces of cornhusk or string (for foil, fold ends under or twist to seal).
Place tamales on rack in steamer or electric skillet.
Add water to just below rack level.
Bring to boiling; cover and steam over medium heat 1 1/2 hours or till tamale pulls away from wrapper.
Add more water as needed.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6192 Calories from Fat 3076

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 342 g526.7%

Saturated Fat 121.8 g609.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 292.1 mg97.4%

Sodium 2225.2 mg92.7%

Total Carbohydrates 781 g260.5%

Dietary Fiber 33 g131.9%

Sugars 451.2 g

Protein 46 g92.9%

Vitamin A 1.1% Vitamin C 7.1%

Calcium 192.8% Iron 120.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Sweet Tamales Recipe